Hunger Council of the Windham Region

In 2009, Northfield Savings Bank continued their funding for another three years to help Hunger Free Vermont expand the Hunger Council model to other areas of the state. With additional support from the Windham Fund, in 2011 the Hunger Council of the Windham Region was launched.

The Co-Chairs of this Hunger Council are: 

  • Lisa Pitcher, Director of Our Place Drop-In Center
  • Margaret Atkinson, Director of Development & Community Relations, Winston Prouty Center for Child & Family Development

most recent hunger council meeting:

The Hunger Council last met on Wednesday, June 11th. The Council engaged with representatives of the healthcare community to understand how Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, and other local medical providers are identifying and addressing the connection between food security and health. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming hunger council of the windham region meetings:

The Hunger Council next meets on Wednesday, September 5th. Please note that the meeting has been moved to Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development.
The meeting will focus on two larger topics: a review of local summer and school meals, and a discussion on ways to effectively communicate the region's needs and resources to stakeholders. The draft agenda is available HERE.

2018 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 3rd (note date change to 1st Wednesday of every other month)
  • March 7th
  • May 2nd
  • July 11th
  • September 5th - NOTE: new meeting location at Winston Prouty Center. Contact Jenna for details.
  • November 7th

Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. Contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at jodonnell@hungerfreevt.org for more information.


The Out-of-School Time Subcommittee has created resources for schools to share with students and families about accessing food during breaks. See those resources here


The Food Pantries and Food Shelves Sub-Committee created a Healthy Foods Donation Guide in 2014, aimed at helping increase the nutritional quality of food donated to food shelves, pantries, or drives.