With generous support from the Canaday Family Trust, the Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties was launched as the first of our two year expansion initiative to reach each region of the state with Hunger Councils. In May 2015, the Franklin & Grand Isle Council had their first meeting with over thirty attendees.


The Co-Chairs of this Council are:

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director of Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Robert Ostermeyer, Director of Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action.

The Hunger Council of Franklin & Grand Isle Counties last met on Tuesday, September 13th. This meeting  focused on updates from the summer months, including discussions around summer feeding programs for children with an eye to planning for next summer. (Press Release Here.) The meeting agenda is available HERE and meeting minutes are available HERE.

The Council next meets on Monday, December 12th.


Council membership is open to anyone interested in learning about and tackling hunger in their 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. .

Coverage of the October 2015 meeting by Alex Rose of My Champlain Valley: "Team Works to End Hunger in North Western Vermont."


Meeting Minutes Archives:

September 13, 2016

May 11, 2016

February 9, 2016

December 9, 2015

October 14, 2015

May 14, 2015


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