Vermont Foodbank celebrates upgrades with open house

The team at the Vermont Foodbank is celebrating the updated distribution center in Barre.
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 7:36 AM EDT
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BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - The team at the Vermont Foodbank is celebrating their updated distribution center in Barre with an open house.

Organizers say it has been a year in the making but the center is now fully up and running. Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., there’s an open house for people who want to learn more about the changes made to the facility.

The Foodbank’s first Barre distribution center was built in 2000 with the goal of handling 2 million pounds of food a year and 20 employees.

But during the pandemic, the Foodbank gave out nearly 50 million pounds of food with Barre in charge of 65% of it.