Launched in 2006 with support from Northfield Savings Bank, the Community Hunger Project allows Hunger Free Vermont to address hunger at the local level by creating county-centric Hunger Councils that mobilize community leaders to end hunger in their communities. This sustainable model was initially piloted in Vermont's most populous counties, Washington and Chittenden Counties, and was replicated in Lamoille Valley in 2010, Windham County in 2011, and Addison County in 2013. Since 2006, Hunger Council members have been instrumental in:
- Expanding access to 3SquaresVT (formerly known as food stamps) to more Vermonters statewide.
- Passing state legislation to provide free breakfast to all low-income students in Vermont in 2008 and in advocating for the passage of similar legislation for lunch in 2013.
- Passing the 2009 Child Nutrition Omnibus bill that helped feed children during the summer, in school, and in afterschool programs.