38 Eastwood Drive Suite 100
South Burlington, VT 05403
||Advocacy and Education Director||fmackREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@hungerfreevt.org||(802) 865-0255|
||Executive Director||mparisiREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@hungerfreevt.org||(802) 865-0255|
Anore Horton, MA, MAT, Certified Adult Educator Child Nutrition Advocacy Manager Hunger Free Vermont Anore leads the Child Nutrition Advocacy Team, which works with schools, community organizations, food service providers, state and federal policymakers, and agency partners to develop and expand federally funded school lunch and breakfast programs, afterschool and summer meal programs, and childcare meal programs throughout Vermont. Hunger Free Vermont’s mission is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters.
Network Groups: Health
As a Food Security Specialist at Hunger Free Vermont Phil provides integrated outreach and training on 3SquaresVT, a federal nutrition program that works to eliminate food insecurity in our state. In addition to training service providers who work directly with Vermonters in need of nutrition resources, Phil deploys targeted strategies to reach vulnerable populations such as college students, seniors, new Americans, and working families with young children. Phil works collaboratively with federal, state, and community partners to address barriers to participation and ensure all Vermonters gain access to the programs for which they are eligible. Phil graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012, yet has remained actively involved in his alma mater as an advisor to several of the organizations he was a member of as an undergraduate student, including Feel Good which is an anti-hunger organization on campus. This consistent contact with college students, and his understanding of the issue of hunger, has made him acutely aware of the growing issue of food insecurity in our college communities. He now leads Hunger Free Vermont’s effort to address this problem on a state level. Before joining Hunger Free Vermont, Phil worked in project coordination and sales at a few small, locally owned businesses in the Burlington area, putting his BA in Art History and Business Administration into practice. This background translates nicely to his work at Hunger Free Vermont where project coordination and relationship building is paramount, yet his current position also allows him to fulfill his passion for working in the anti-hunger field. A native to rural Vermont, Phil is proud to work toward a mission that is making a difference for his fellow Vermonters.
Food Access and Nutrition
- Cooking / nutrition classes
- Child meal site / nutrition programs
- Supplemental assistance programs
- Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
Regulations and Public Policy
- Advocacy organization
Hunger Free Vermont supports Farm to School participation, funding, and local food purchasing power
- Goal 3: Vermonters will exhibit fewer food-related health problems (e.g., obesity and diabetes).
- Goal 15: All Vermonters will have access to fresh, nutritionally balanced food that they can afford.
- Goal 18: Vermont’s food system establishments will provide safe & welcoming working conditions, livable wages, & have access to a skilled, reliable workforce.
- Goal 23: Regulations and enforcement capacity will ensure food safety, be scale appropriate, and allow Vermont food enterprises to increase production and expand their market outlets.
- Goal 24: Vermont’s governor, legislature, and state agencies will champion Vermont’s food system as an economic development driver for the state and Vermont will demonstrate national leadership on food system development.
- Goal 25: Food system market development needs will be strategically coordinated.