Monday, April 18th, 2016, 3:00-5:00
Kilton Library, West Lebanon, NH
3:00 – 3:20 Welcome & Introductions
Attendees share updates on anti-hunger initiatives taking place at their organization and in their communities.
3:20 – 3:30 Nutrition Education Inventory Tool Update
The Council will revisit last month’s topic on nutrition education opportunities in the region to hear an update and provide feedback on the inventory tool that the Council is developing.
3:30 – 4:30 School’s Out, but Hunger is Year-Round
When school lets out, families who rely on school meal programs must fill in the gaps. Hunger Free Vermont will give an overview of how the summer meals program works, and panelists from VT and NH will share their experiences starting and running summer meals programs and other programs that feed kids throughout the region. Hear about innovative models and learn best practices, tips, and lessons learned. The Council will also discuss how they can support local meal programs and help families learn about these opportunities throughout the summer.
- Linda Wheelock , South Royalton School
- Wendy Walsh, Vermont Department of Health
- Carolyn and Bob Cusick, Friends of Mascoma Foundation
4:30 – 4:45 The CareGivers
The New Hampshire organization, The CareGivers, will speak about their mobile food pantry program called Caring Cupboard. The pantry program serves seniors and disabled adults who have limited mobility or means of transportation and are interested in expanding their program to more communities in the area.
4:45 – 5:00 Wrap Up & Adjourn
The Hunger Council will take a break over the summer, and will reconvene in the fall. However, there are two important Hunger Council activities over the summer:
- Head’s up: Provide feedback in the annual summer survey
- Ask the Vermont gubernatorial candidates about hunger & poverty at the Hunger Councils of Vermont statewide meeting with the candidates on May 17th!