RUTLAND — The Vermont Foodbank has promoted Genna Williams to branch manager of the Rutland Distribution Center. Williams has spent the past year and a half as the food bank’s southern region gleaning coordinator, leading teams of volunteers to harvest fresh produce from area farms. While collaborating with local farms and community groups to rescue thousands of pounds of fresh produce, she demonstrated dedication to ending hunger.
A Vermont native, Genna grew up in Shaftsbury. She completed her undergraduate degree in government and African American studies at Smith College in Massachusetts, then served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for two years in Southwestern Montana. She is pursuing her MBA in mission driven organizations at Marlboro College. She owns a small berry farm 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 CEO. “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.”