By TONYA L. POUTRY, Publisher/Editor
SOUTH HERO - The Vermont National Guard held a Meals Ready-To-Eat (MRE) distribution at Folsom Education and Community Center Friday for families and individuals in need.
The distribution was coordinated by the Vermont Foodbank, FEMA, Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Grand Isle County Sheriff's Department.
The Vermont Department of Health was also on site offering mental health advice and services.
Grand Isle County Sheriff Ray Allen told The Islander 2,304 cases were distributed at the event - 36,864 meals. The site saw residents from Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin counties.
"The members of the National Guard and VTrans were incredible to work with. Traffic at the site flowed smoothly. The efficiency and cooperation of all agencies involved made this such a success. We appreciate all involved for supporting our community," said Allen.
Over 32,000 cases of MRE's have been delivered to Vermont residents over the past two weeks -- 512,000 meals.