Ribbon cut on new city food shelf

From left, Food Shelf Executive Director Peter Carmolli, volunteer Alan Luzzatto, Lt. Gov. Dave Zuckerman and volunteer Bethany Cole cut the ribbon during the South Burlington Food Shelf open house and media event on Monday, Oct. 28. 

South Burlington residents packed the newly completed food shelf to listen to organizers, many with donations in hand. The space will officially start serving residents on Nov. 1, with regular hours on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-10 a.m. Carmolli believes the space will serve upwards of 200 people per month. The food shelf had collected 2,623 pounds of food as of Oct. 28, according to the organization’s Facebook page. “This is what we do in Vermont,” organizer Patrick Leduc said. “This is who we are in South Burlington, we are neighbors helping neighbors.”

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