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Rutland food shelf gets new branch manager

RUTLAND—The Vermont Foodbank announced the promotion of Genna Williams to the position of branch manager for its Rutland distribution center. Williams spent the past year and a half as the Vermont Foodbank’s southern region gleaning coordinator, leading teams of volunteers to harvest fresh produce from area farms rescue thousands of pounds of fresh produce.

A Vermont native, Williams grew up in Shaftsbury. She completed her undergraduate degree in government and African American studies at Smith College in western Massachusetts. After graduating, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years in southwestern Montana. She is currently pursuing her MBA in mission-driven organizations at Marlboro College. When she isn’t at the Rutland distribution center, she can be found on the small berry farm she owns in Athens.

“The Vermont Foodbank is thrilled to promote Genna Williams to the role of branch manager of our Rutland distribution center,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank chief executive officer. “We are eager to see her apply her leadership and passion to our work in Rutland, helping ensure that no one in Vermont goes hungry.”

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