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 next meets on September 19th. (Press Release Here) The Council will focusing largely on the connections between homelessness and health, including hunger and nutrition, while also hearing updates from the past summer, discussing priorities for the coming year, and hearing plans for the Action Groups. The draft meeting agenda is available HERE.

The Council last met on Monday, May 9th. The Council explored the creation of Action Groups - small groups of Council members that would work outside of regular Council meetings to focus on specific issues or areas. The meeting agenda is available HERE; meeting minutes are available HERE.

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.

Council membership is open to anyone interested in increasing food security in the community. For more information on the Hunger Councils, contact Jenna Banning, Hunger Council Organizer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Meeting Minutes Archives:

May 9, 2016

February 8, 2016

November 16, 2015

September 14, 2015

May 11, 2015

February 9, 2015

November 17, 2014

September 15, 2014

May 19, 2014

February 24, 2014

November 18, 2013

September 16, 2013

May 20, 2013

February 11, 2013

December 3, 2012

October 4, 2012

June 14, 2012

February 9, 2012

November 17, 2011

September 15, 2011

June 9, 2011

February 17, 2011

December 9, 2010

October 7, 2010

February 18, 2010

October 15, 2009

May 19, 2009

January 12, 2009 - Joint Meeting with the Hunger Council of Washington County

September 17, 2008

May 21, 2008

February 11, 2008

November 29, 2007

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