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 14th in Manchester. We focused on the role of nutrition and food access in health, and were joined by members of the Department of Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

Upcoming HUNGER COUNCIL of Bennington County MEETINGs:

The Hunger Council meets next on September 27th from 12:00 - 2:00 at Bennington College's CAPA Department. (Directions available HERE) This will be a joint meeting with the CAPA Food Clinic, and will be focused on connecting with Bennington State Legislators. The draft agenda is available HERE

2017 / 2019 meeting schedule:

  • September 27, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 at Bennington College's CAPA Symposium Room, 1 College Drive, Bennington. 
  • December 6th, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 at the Methodist Church Building, 66 Ice Pond Road, East Arlington
  • March 28th, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 at Bennington College's CAPA Symposium Room
  • June 13th, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 at the Methodist Church Building

Attendance and Hunger Council membership is open to anyone with an interest in ending hunger in the community. Please contact Jenna Banning, Hunger Council Organizer, at for more information and if you are interested in joining the Council.