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Jenna O'Donnell

Hunger Council Manager

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As Hunger Council Manager, Jenna helps to support Hunger Free Vermont’s Hunger Councils, an innovative model of bringing together local and regional leaders to tackle hunger in their communities in a systematic and sustainable way.

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. She received her M.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont, where she studied sustainability, food, and school garden programs.

Jenna now helps to organize Hunger Free Vermont's 10 Hunger Councils and the over 1,000 Council members supporting food security across the state. She is grateful to be a part of such a passionate and brilliant team of people working to end hunger.