Hunger Councils

Community briefs

Bennington Banner - On Thursday, the Hunger Council of Bennington County will meet to explore school meal programs — what's happening in the region, what can be done to further strengthen these programs, and what a new research study from the University of Vermont tells us about the impact of serving school meals to all students.

Group strives to include cultural sensitivity in food assistance mission

WCAX - There's an effort underway to make sure hungry communities in Chittenden County and elsewhere get served in ways that fit their cultures. Galen Ettlin spoke with Becca Mitchell from Hunger Free Vermont about what the group hopes to accomplish.

Making better use of food waste

Rutland Herald - Every week, 469 tons of food scraps are produced in Rutland County, according to the county solid waste district. To better visualize that, said Carl Diethelm, outreach coordinator for the Rutland County Solid Waste District, know that one cubic yard of food scraps amounts to about half a ton. “It’s pretty crazy,” he said Monday at a meeting of the Hunger Council of Rutland County. “But the cool thing is, not all of that is going to a landfill, a lot of it is being fed to pigs or chickens, being composted and even donated.”

Hunger Council to talk challenges for veterans

Brattleboro Reformer - According to Vermont Veterans Outreach, there are 46,664 veterans living in Vermont, including nearly 4,500 in Windsor County and more than 3,000 in Windham County. On Wednesday, organizations serving veterans in the Windham Region will meet with the Hunger Council for a discussion on the barriers and opportunities facing this population.