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 35 active volunteers and a well-run system of volunteer management.
In 2017, we hauled a record 82,797 pounds of food into the Foodshelf. (This includes 19,729 lb. for the monthly Food Drop at Putney Meadows.) With an emphasis on fresh, healthy food, we served more than 6,300 people in 2017. This duplicated number represents an unduplicated total of 75 +/- households.
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