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, January 9th. Due to the winter storm, the discussion on veterans and food insecurity has been postponed to March 6th. However, the group still had an active conversation on the plans for Groundworks Collaborative’s food shelf, and a sub-committee will be forming to help share the food shelf’s establishment and operations. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming hunger council of the windham region meetings:

The Hunger Council will be meeting next on Wednesday, March 6th. We’ll be joined by representatives of organizations supporting veterans and their families in the region to learn about barriers facing this population. More information and a draft agenda will be available soon.

2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 9

  • March 6

  • May 1

  • July 10

  • September 4

  • November 6

Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. All meetings will be held from 9:30 - 11:30 at Holton Hall at the Winston Prouty Campus in Brattleboro unless otherwise noted. 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 and updated in 2016, aimed at helping increase the nutritional quality of food donated to food shelves, pantries, or drives.