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Foodshelf announces new board appointment.

The Putney Foodshelf is pleased to announce that Robyn O’Brien has joined the board of directors.

O’Brien has had a life-long career in food, as a general manager at a co-op in Maryland, as a consultant at Northeast Cooperatives, and in her current position as general manager at the Putney Co-op. She has worked to remove barriers to food access  and helped to pilot a needs-based discount program now used as a blueprint for co-ops across the country.

Since O’Brien has been a long-time partner and supporter of the Foodshelf, the Board members look forward to working with her as the board transitions to new leadership in the evolutionary cycle of the organization.

O’Brien will replace board member and volunteer Kelli Moran, who has served the Foodshelf tirelessly since 2011. Moran was a member of the 501(c)(3) committee and helped to write the bylaws and complete the application for the Foodshelf’s non-profit status.

The Putney Foodshelf, which is open Tuesdays 6–7 p.m. and Saturdays 9–10 a.m. to anyone in need of supplemental healthy food, currently serves 75± households. More than 30 volunteers work hard to maintain this mission. Information about the Foodshelf is available at or 387-8551.