Charity Pratt has been volunteering for the Vermont Foodbank once a week for the last five years. She has volunteered over 360 hours with us! Her dedication to helping us fight hunger is incredible. It’s great to know that we can rely on her every week to be here making a difference in people’s lives. Thank you so much Charity! We’ll let her tell you more…

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Charity PrattWhere are you from?

I am originally from Morrisville, VT.

Where do you live?

I currently live in Montpelier and have lived here for nine years.

Tell us more about yourself. 

I am married and have two boys aged 11 and 15.  I work as a Critical Care Nurse in the ICU at CVMC.  I have been there for almost nine years. I also work as a nutrition consultant independently and for CrossFit Waterbury. My interests are reading, and anything fitness/weightlifting or nutrition related. My passion is doing CrossFit and weightlifting. I love to compete in both areas and am gearing up for my first powerlifting competition this spring. I also play on a women’s soccer league each summer.

Please tell us about your favorite food, meal or recipe.

Not sure if I have a favorite food….my diet is pretty restricted. I have Celiac Disease which means I can’t eat any gluten and I’m also allergic to soy and eggs. My recipes by default are pretty simple, but I’m always game for Mexican food, especially nachos. I could probably eat Mexican food forever.

How long have you been a volunteer with us?

I have been volunteering once a week for just five years.

Describe the work that you do for the Vermont Foodbank.

When I first started, I worked in the kitchen packaging food, then did some prep work with Dave (I think he even let me cook once!).  Since they have moved the kitchen offsite, I have been packaging up the coffee or whatever else needs to be done with Tina.

Dave Moyer is the Vermont Foodbank’s Assistant Chef Instructor at the Community Kitchen Academy in Barre. Tina Bevington is a Vermont Foodbank Driver and Warehouse Worker.