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 Hunger 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

Most Recent Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom Meeting:

The Hunger Council last met on Friday, March 16th. The group discussed some of the collaborative, cross-sectoral work already working in the NEK, and potential ways for the Hunger Council to support or engage in this work. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

Upcoming Hunger Council Meeting:

The Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom meets next on Friday, May 18th. The Council will be exploring the intersections between local agriculture in the form of community gardens and food security. The draft agenda is available HERE.

2017/2018 Meeting Schedule:

  • September 15, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • March 16, 2018
  • May 18, 2018

All meetings will be held from 10:00 - 12:00 at the Barton Senior Center / Town Hall, 19 Village Square. 

Hunger Council membership is open to anyone interested in ending hunger in their community. Please contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at for more information.