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

  • Pastor John M. Longworth, Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Little Lambs Early Learning Center

most recent meeting of the Hunger Council of rutland county:

The Hunger Council last met on Monday, March 18th. The group explored the current system of food diversion, with particular focus on the safe processing and distribution for food retailers and for food producers. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming meetings:

The Hunger Council next meets on June 3rd. Meeting agenda and more information will be available soon.

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 - TBD

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

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