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Jenna Banning

Hunger Council Organizer

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As Hunger Council Organizer, Jenna helps to support and expand Hunger Free Vermont’s innovative model of Hunger Councils across Vermont, which bring together community leaders to create local solutions to end hunger. 

Jenna worked in the food systems world in a wide variety of roles and locations before coming to Vermont in 2013. Through these experiences, which ranged from food research in Washington D.C. to farming in Washington State and many things in between, she has developed a strong sense of the complexity of nutrition issues and the need for broad, community-based solutions.

Jenna received her M.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont, where she studied sustainability, food, and school garden programs. She is grateful to be a part of such a passionate and brilliant team of people working to end hunger.