Hunger Council OF Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

With generous support from the Canaday Family Trust, the Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties was launched as the first of our two year expansion initiative to reach each region of the state with Hunger Councils. In May 2015, the Franklin & Grand Isle Council had their first meeting with over thirty attendees (pictured above).

The Co-Chairs of this Council are:

  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director of Northwest Regional Planning Commission

  • Robert Ostermeyer, Director of Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action.

Most recent Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties meeting:

The Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties met last on Monday, February 11th. The group heard from local and statewide experts on transportation and transit, and shared ideas on creative ways to increase access to food via transit services. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

Upcoming Hunger Council Meetings:

The Hunger Council meets next on Monday, April 15th. The meeting will likely be focused primarily on engaging with the healthcare community; more information and a draft agenda will be available closer to the meeting date.

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • September 17, 2018 - held at NCSS's Maple Room (130 Fisher Pond Road)

  • December 3, 2018

  • February 11, 2019 - held at The Saint Albans Museum (9 Church Street)

  • April 15, 2019

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held from 3:00 - 5:00 at the State Office Building, Room 138,  27 Federal Street, St. Albans.

Hunger Council membership is open to anyone interested in learning about and tackling hunger in their community. For more information on the Hunger Councils, contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at jodonnell@hungerfreevt.org .


Food Diversion Pilot

The Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, in partnership with the Farm to Plate Food Cycle Coalition, is working to expand regional food access strategies. Click HERE for an overview of the project.

The Food Diversion  Project held its first meeting in May 2017. The meeting minutes are available HERE.