April is National Volunteer Month-Spotlight on Larry
Posted on: 2016 04 15
Larry Pillsbury is another Armistead Senior Care employee and volunteer extraordinaire. For 8 years, Larry has been involved with the Williston Community Food Shelf. He is a founding member and on the Board of Directors. When Larry is not working for Armistead, he is either at the Food Shelf during its open hours, 3 days a week, or transporting donations. Larry gathers and loads the food from the Williston Hannaford Supermarket into his own vehicle. Hannaford generously donates meat, bread products, deli meats and cheeses, and baked goods which can total five to six thousand pounds a month! Larry also picks up bread from Freihofer Bakery. These donations are brought back to the Williston Food Shelf where Larry helps with organization and distribution. If there is a surplus, Larry will then transport the donations to Burlington where he may deliver to the McClure Multigenerational Center and/or to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Larry grew up on a dairy farm started by his grandfather in St. George, Vermont. He has a degree from the University of Vermont in Agriculture Economics and he took the farm over in 1980. He ran the farm for 26 years and retired in 2006. Larry began working at Armistead Senior Care in 2008 and has found it rewarding and enjoyable. Larry is also very involved with the Williston Federated Church. For Larry, it seems that life has always been about providing sustenance for people. From the dairy farm to the food shelf to the companionship he provides to our clients, Larry does it so well. Thank you for ALL that you do Larry, we truly appreciate you!