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 November 1st to connect with local State Legislators. The group also reviewed a project developed by the Out-of-School Time Sub-Committee to map resources in the region and develop a communications plan for school breaks. The meeting agenda is available HERE and the meeting minutes are available HERE.
upcoming hunger council of the windham region meetings:
The Hunger Council next meets on Wednesday, January 3rd. More details and a draft agenda 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)
- January 3rd, 2018
Hunger Council membership is open to all community members. Contact Jenna O'Donnell, Hunger Council Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.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, aimed at helping increase the nutritional quality of food donated to food shelves, pantries, or drives.