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 July 19th, and focused on how best to engage and partner with local governments and officials. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming hunger council of the windham region meetings:

The Hunger Council meets next on September 20th, and will be focusing Act 148 (the Universal Recycling Law) and its impacts on the food system in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties. The draft agenda is available HERE.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 18th
  • April 12 (rescheduled from March 15th due to snow)
  • May 17th
  • July 19th
  • September 20th
  • November 15th

Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. Contact Jenna Banning, Hunger Council Organizer, at jbanning@hungerfreevt.org for more information.


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.