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 September 20th and focused on Act 148 (the Universal Recycling Law) and its impacts on the food system in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties. The meeting agenda is available HERE, and meeting minutes are available HERE.

upcoming hunger council of the windham region meetings:

The Hunger Council agreed to change their meeting day from the 3rd Wednesday of every other month to the 1st Wednesday of every other month, starting in November 2017. The Council will thus meet on November 1st - more details will be available closer to the meeting date.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 18th
  • April 12 (rescheduled from March 15th due to snow)
  • May 17th
  • July 19th
  • September 20th
  • November 1st (note date change to 1st Wednesday of every other month)

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.