Hunger Council of Addison County

Hunger Council members and guests at the September 2017 meeting.

Hunger Council members and guests at the September 2017 meeting.


The Hunger Council of Addison County, our fifth Hunger Council, was launched in 2013 under the leadership of Frank Mazza and Emily Joselson.

The Co-Chairs of this Council are:

  • Emily Landenberger, Marketing, Education, & Membership Assistant Manager, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

  • Lily Bradburn, Local Food Access Coordinator, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) -

Most recent Hunger Council of Addison County meeting:

The Hunger Council last met on December 11th. In response to community requests for more information and collaboration between organizations providing nutrition and food security services, the group hosted a Nutrition World Cafe, organized by the Vermont Department of Health. Updates prior to the event are available HERE; notes on the discussions during the World Cafe are available HERE.

Upcoming Hunger Council of addison county Meeting:

Our next Hunger Council meeting will be on March 12th. The Hunger Council will have a workshop on how to take advantage of Vermont 2-1-1’s resources, followed by a group discussion on strategies to most effectively use data in our work. The draft agenda is available HERE.

2018 / 2019 Meeting schedule:

  • September 18th, 2018

  • December 11th, 2018

  • March 12th, 2019

  • May 21st, 2019

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are from 3:00 - 5:00 at the Counseling Service of Addison County in Middlebury. Hunger Council membership is open to anyone with an interest in increasing food security in the community. For more information about the Hunger Councils, contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at jodonnell@hungerfreevt.org .