Rutland, VT—The Vermont Foodbank is pleased to announce the promotion of Genna Williams to the position of Branch Manager for our Rutland Distribution Center. Williams has spent the past year and a half as the Vermont Foodbank’s Southern Region Gleaning Coordinator, leading teams of volunteers to harvest fresh produce from area farms. While collaborating with local farms and community groups to rescue thousands of pounds of fresh produce, she demonstrated her dedication to ending hunger along with excellence in the work she does.

Genna Williams hired as new Branch Manager for Rutland Distribution Center

A Vermont native, Genna grew up in Shaftsbury, VT. She completed her undergraduate degree in Government and African American Studies at Smith College in Western Massachusetts. After graduating, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years in Southwestern Montana. She has continued her education here in Vermont and is currently pursuing her MBA in Mission Driven Organizations at Marlboro College. Genna’s dedication to good, fresh food extends beyond her work at the Vermont Foodbank. When she isn’t at our Rutland distribution center, she can be found on the small berry farm she owns in Athens, VT.

“The Vermont Foodbank is thrilled to promote Genna Williams to the role of Branch Manager of our Rutland Distribution Center,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “We are eager to see her apply her leadership and passion to our work in Rutland, helping ensure that no one in Vermont goes hungry.”



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.