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 January 3rd. The group discussed future strategic plans for Groundworks' Food Shelf, heard updates from representatives of Vermont's Congressional Delegation, and reviewed progress on the Out-of-School-Time Sub-Committee's work on the mapping project. 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, March 7th. The Council will be exploring the connections between local agriculture and food security, and hear from some of the local farms and supporters in the region. A draft agenda will be available closer to the meeting date.

2018 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 3rd (note date change to 1st Wednesday of every other month)
  • March 7th
  • May 2nd
  • July 11th
  • September 5th
  • November 7th

Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. Contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Manager, at 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.