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 May 18th. The Council explored the intersections between local agriculture and food security in the form of community gardens. 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, September 7th. More information and a draft agenda will be available soon.

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • September 7, 2018
  • November 9, 2018
  • March 8, 2019
  • May 24, 2019

All meetings will be held from 10:00 - 12:00 at the Barton 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.