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 October 15th. The group met with Hunger Free Vermont’s Executive Director, Anore Horton, and had a strategic discussion to identify opportunities and priorities to pursue as a Council for the coming year. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming meetings:

The Hunger Council next meets on Monday, December 10th. The group will be exploring the wide range of programs serving school-aged children, and what’s operating in Rutland County.
The draft agenda 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 - Green Mountain College, The Booth Lounge, Withey Hall, 1 Brennan Circle, Poultney

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.