The Foodshelf today

In the fall of 2016, we hired Hannah Pick, our first paid part-time coordinator to help with the management of the Foodshelf. This is part of our long-range planning to ensure the Foodshelf in Putney is around for as long as there is the need.

We have approximately 40 active volunteers and a well-run system of volunteer management.

In 2018, we supported our community of struggling neighbors with 108,442 pounds of food. (This includes 26,400 pounds for the monthly Food Drop at Putney Meadows.) With an emphasis on fresh, healthy food, we served more than 5,754 people and 2,531 households in 2018. (Duplicated numbers since we track data anonymously.)

Our food comes from our partnerships with the Vermont Foodbank, Foodshelf-run events, Project Feed the Thousands, businesses, farms, food drives by area schools, individual donors and growers. It is humbling how well Putney supports its Foodshelf, for which we are thankful!

Our Board and Staff

Current Board of Directors, l-r: Board President Nancy Olson, Laura Chapman, Robyn O'Brien, and Ellen Strong with Coordinator Hannah Pick

Current Board of Directors, l-r: Board President Nancy Olson, Laura Chapman, Robyn O'Brien, and Ellen Strong with Coordinator Hannah Pick