Hunger Council OF THE NORTHeast Kingdom

With support from the Canaday Family Trust, the Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom, which spans Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties, was launched on December 11, 2015.

The Co-Chairs of this Council are:

Colleen Moore de Ortiz, School Liason and Public Health Nurse for the Vermont Department of Health, Newport Office

Jeff Pierpont, Asset Recovery Manager for Passumpsic Savings Bank

The Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom last met on Friday, February 2nd, and focused on early childhood care and nutrition. We were joined by representatives of Let's Grow Kids, Building Bright Futures, North Country Supervisory Union, NEKCA Head Start and Early Head Start, and the Promise Communities. The agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

The Council meets next on Friday, May 12th. Please note the date change from May 5th (originally scheduled date).


For the 2016/2017 meeting schedule, the Hunger Council meets next on:

  • September 16th
  • December 9th
  • February 3rd
  • May 12th (NOTE: Date Change from May 5th)

Hunger Council membership is open to anyone interested in ending hunger in their community. Please contact Jenna Banning, Hunger Council Organizer, at for more information.


Meeting Minutes Archives:

February 3, 2017

December 9, 2016

September 16, 2016

April 22, 2016

February 12, 2016

December 11, 2016