/Tag: gleaning
8 06, 2018

Vermont Foodbank kicks off new Gleaning Program in Rutland

2018-06-08T09:27:10-04:00

Rutland, VT—As the days get longer and warmer, home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce – the growing season is underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it. Gleaning is the [...]

Vermont Foodbank kicks off new Gleaning Program in Rutland2018-06-08T09:27:10-04:00
26 12, 2015

Thank you for a great gleaning season

2017-11-08T16:15:48-04:00

Today's blog is a thank you letter, written by Genna Williams, Vermont Foodbank's gleaning and community outreach coordinator. It was a great gleaning season, and we have many people to thank for our success in sharing fresh, local produce with our neighbors in need.  As the ground begins to freeze, the Vermont Foodbank would like [...]

Thank you for a great gleaning season2017-11-08T16:15:48-04:00
18 09, 2015

Volunteer Profile: John Kearns

2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00

John Kearns is a volunteer in our warehouse and in our gleaning program. Andrea Solazzo, our Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Region, especially appreciates the consistent help and the distance he's been willing to travel. On top of his volunteer work, he's creating an online hub connecting people in the food system, [...]

Volunteer Profile: John Kearns2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00
16 09, 2015

Volunteer Profile: Lani Wharton

2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00

Lani has been a huge asset to our gleaning program. Not only does she volunteer regularly in the fields, she is also a great advocate for us in the community. Genna Williams, our Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator in the Southern Region, is so grateful for all of her help and dedication to getting fresh [...]

Volunteer Profile: Lani Wharton2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00
11 09, 2015

Getting to Know Vermont Foodbank Staff: Genna Williams

2017-11-08T16:15:58-04:00

Genna Williams joined the Foodbank staff earlier this summer. She works out of our Brattleboro facility as the Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Region. Despite being very busy coordinating summer gleaning volunteers, we were able to ask her a few questions to get to know her better. Genna, when did you start [...]

Getting to Know Vermont Foodbank Staff: Genna Williams2017-11-08T16:15:58-04:00
14 08, 2015

Addressing Dietary Needs and Food Allergies at the Vermont Foodbank

2017-11-08T16:16:00-04:00

Through our network partners, and through direct distribution, the Vermont Foodbank provides 153,000 Vermonters, including 33,900 children, with the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. One often overlooked facet of the Vermont Foodbank’s work is our focus on procuring a wide variety of healthful foods, including foods that take into consideration the food allergies [...]

Addressing Dietary Needs and Food Allergies at the Vermont Foodbank2017-11-08T16:16:00-04:00