The Hunger Council of Chittenden County was one of the first two pilot councils launched with support from Northfield Savings Bank in 2006. Chittenden and Washington Counties are Vermont’s two most populous counties and pioneered the Hunger Council model. Both Chittenden and Washington County Councils have been instrumental in:
- Expanding access to 3SquaresVT (formerly known as food stamps) to more Vermonters statewide.
- Passing state legislation to provide free breakfast to all low-income students in Vermont in 2008 and in advocating for the passage of similar legislation for lunch in 2013.
- Passing the 2009 Child Nutrition Omnibus bill that helped feed children during the summer, in school, and in afterschool programs.
The Co-Chairs of this Council are:
Amy Carmola, Director of Community Impact & Volunteer Mobilization at the United Way of Chittenden County
Travis Poulin, Director, Chittenden Community Action
The Hunger Council last met on September 19th. (Press Release Here) The Council focused largely on the connections between homelessness and health, including hunger and nutrition, and also heard updates from the past summer, discussed priorities for the coming year, and heard plans for the Action Groups. The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.
The Council next meets on Monday, November 14th.
For the 2016/2017 meeting schedule, the Hunger Council will be meeting on:
- September 19th
- November 14th
- February 13th
- May 8th
All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are at the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, 110 West Canal Street, Winooski, from 1:30 - 3:30.
Meeting Minutes Archives:
January 12, 2009 - Joint Meeting with the Hunger Council of Washington County