The Vermont Foodbank is hosting the Pack to Give Back event in Barre with support from Hannaford Supermarkets. Along with volunteers, the Vermont Foodbank will pack 400 holiday food boxes and distribute them to families in Washington County.

“No one should have to worry about whether they will have the nutritious food they need – especially during the holiday season when so many traditions are built around families coming together for special meals,” said Samara Bushey, who is Hannaford’s Director of Operations in Vermont.  “This partnership between Hannaford and the Vermont Foodbank will help hundreds of local families to celebrate without worrying whether they will have enough to eat.”

“Our bold vision for a Vermont without hunger starts with the gift of one meal,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “And while we work to end hunger for our neighbors every day, we are looking forward to this special Thanksgiving effort, just in time for the holiday.”


Packing Event with Hannaford Supermarkets Associates
Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, Vermont
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 9AM – 12PM
Volunteers from Hannaford and Congressman Peter Welch, confirmed

Distribution to Families
Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, VermonT
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 1PM to 4PM
Volunteers from Hannaford, Governor Elect Phil Scott, invited


Holiday meal distribution, vouchers have already been distributed. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYONE WITHOUT A VOUCHER.


400 families will receive a holiday meal box. Volunteers and Foodbank staff will be on hand to help families get the food they need, just in time for the holidays. We will also be sharing taste tests and recipes as part of our VT Fresh Program and providing 3SquaresVT outreach and application assistance onsite.



Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, providing nutritious food through a network of more than 300 community partners – food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. Food insecurity has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, economic disruptions, and recent flooding. The Vermont Foodbank and its network have been on the front lines, working to ensure that everyone has the food they need to maintain their health. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank provided over 12 million pounds of food to people throughout Vermont. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation.