RUTLAND— Saturday, April 7, two Miss Vermonts observed Miss America Serves Day by preparing boxed meals for Vermonters in need from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutland Farmer’s Food Market on West Street. Miss Vermont 2017, Erin Connor, and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Jenna Lawrence, were joined by the 2018 Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen contestants.
Rutland-area vendors and their products were featured in the meals prepared on Saturday. Children’s activities designed to promote community service and healthy meal choices were offered.
“Food insecurity is a pressing problem across Vermont,” said Miss Vermont Erin Connor. “Too many Vermonters struggle to feed their families and make ends meet. The Rutland Farmer’s Food Market and BROC Community Action of Southwestern Vermont do excellent work in the Rutland community addressing hunger and food insecurity. I’m excited to bring the Miss Vermont contestants and volunteers to the Rutland community to partner with them for Miss America Serves Day. Giving back is what Miss America Serves is all about.” Miss America Serves is the official national day of service for the Miss America Organization.