Hunger Council OF Rutland County


With support from the Canaday Family Trust, the Hunger Council of Rutland County was launched on March 22nd, 2016.

The Co-Chairs of this Hunger Council are:

  • Jesse Pyles, Executive Director of Smokey House Center

  • Tracy Weatherhogg, Pastor of Grace Congregational Church

most recent meeting of the Hunger Council of rutland county:

The Hunger Council last met on June 3rd. The discussion focused on three topics: medically-tailored meals, the role and impact of trauma in food security work, and summer meals in Rutland City. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming meetings:

The Hunger Council next meets in the fall, between September and early October.

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • October 15, 2018 - Rutland Regional Planning Commission, 3rd Floor Opera House, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland

  • December 10, 2018 - Green Mountain College, The Meeting House, 1 Brennan Circle, Poultney

  • March 18, 2019 - Asa Bloomer State Office Building, Room 266, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland

  • June 3, 2019 - Federated Church of Castleton, 504 Main St, Castleton, VT

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are from 2:00 - 4:00. Meeting locations rotate between Rutland City and western Rutland County as indicated above.

Attendance and membership is open to all community members; please contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at for more information.