Recently, I had the pleasure of taking 13 students from Stafford Technical Center's Culinary Arts program to the Vermont Foodbank in Rutland. The students worked to pack Backpack Program bags, which 1,350 youth will receive each week. In a year’s time, the Vermont Foodbank will package approximately 42,000 bags or 146,000 pounds of food for children in need. The Culinary Arts students are proud to be able to donate time to such a worthy cause; our estimate is that they packed about 500 bags.

We were told that the Vermont Foodbank has volunteers working five days a week, and they truly count on the help of volunteers. If you can go once a week, once a month, or even just once in a lifetime, I encourage you to help out when and how you can and see the great work they are doing.

Cindy Dunigan


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