Smokey House Center joins Hunger Council of Rutland County

Hunger Free Vermont quarterly convenes the Hunger Council of Rutland County -- among many such Councils throughout the state. These Councils "bring together community leaders to create local solutions to end hunger." We were fortunate to join this coalition of thoughtful leaders in Rutland this month for a meeting focused on local food production and agriculture's connection to anti-hunger work in our area.

The Mountain Times covered the gathering of over a dozen social service agencies, area non-profits, church leaders, volunteers, and food producers including our friends at Yoder Farm, Vermont Farmers Food Center, and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. The paper cited Farmer Ginny on our Community Farm project:

At the Smokey House Center in Danby, Vt., Ginny Cook[e] said volunteers successfully grew and donated some 8,000 pounds of produce last year. They also established a free CSA at their local elementary school, which served 36 families.
— Mountain Times, 03/22/17


The Hunger Council reveals a robust network of organizations and individuals working hard to meet very real needs in our community (1 in 4 children in Rutland County are food insecure, according to Hunger Free Vermont's webpage). Our Community Farm project relies on the commitment of this network, and provides a unique opportunity for community connections in our farm fields. Join us this season!