Hunger Council of Bennington County

With support from the Canaday Family Trust, we are excited to have launched the Hunger Council of Bennington County on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016. This Hunger Council is the 10th Council to have been launched, completing statewide Hunger Council coverage and ensuring that food insecurity and nutrition issues from all part of the state are being addressed in regional community forums.

The Co-Chairs of the Council are:

  • Susan Fox, former Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Bennington County

  • Kathy O'Reilly, Chronic Health Designee, Vermont Department of Health - Bennington District Office


The Hunger Council last met on June 13th at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. The group focused on the potential effects of the Farm Bill's Reauthorization by Congress on food security, and ways to get engaged in supporting stronger safety net programs. The agenda is available HERE and minutes are available HERE

Upcoming HUNGER COUNCIL of Bennington County MEETINGs:

The Hunger Council next meets on Thursday, October 18th, at Bennington College. The group will be sharing updates and connecting with local candidates for Vermont State Legislature. The draft agenda is available HERE.  

2018 / 2019 meeting schedule:

  • October 18, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 at Bennington College's CAPA Symposium Room, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

  • December 6th, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

  • March 2019, TBD

  • June 6th, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 at the Methodist Church Building, 66 Ice Pond Road, Arlington

Attendance and Hunger Council membership is open to anyone with an interest in ending hunger in the community. Please contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at for more information and if you are interested in learning more or joining the Council.