As we opened the doors to the Vermont Food Bank last week, it seemed too perfect that not only were we greeted by familiar faces, but there were volunteers covered in paper mache getting ready for the 21st annual Mardi Gras parade in Burlington. There was so much Vermont and New Orleans connectivity, that we knew we had chosen the right time to come for a tour and learn more about the process of their food distribution and new initiatives.
We were happily overwhelmed by the organization and reach of the Food Bank. We were impressed by the new programs that increase distribution of vegetables and nutritious food, and their new methods of providing access to food insecure families and children. We walked back out into the sun more inspired to help minimize hunger in Vermont and know that the support that has been given or will be given in Jamie's name is making a difference for many families.
We even got a peak of the "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie" that we are sure looked delicious when it was finished!!!!