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, September 5th. The group and guests shared general goals for the upcoming year, and discussed the status of summer meals and school meals in the region. 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, November 7th. As we head into the holiday season, the Council will meet with the coordinators of holiday food programs to review what’s in place and explore what opportunities exist for collaboration. The Hunger Council will also brainstorm creative ways to reach more people with information on 3SquaresVT, the country’s largest anti-hunger program. The draft agenda is available HERE.
2018 Meeting Schedule:
January 3rd (note date change to 1st Wednesday of every other month)
September 5th - NOTE: new meeting location at Winston Prouty Center. Contact Jenna for details.
Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. Contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at email@example.com 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.