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Bennington County Food resources

food calendar

Free prepared foods, food pantries and distribution locations, and meals to go in Bennington County, Vermont

Hours and availability may potentially be affected by holidays, weather, or staffing issues.

We encourage you to call ahead to locations whenever possible.

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Locations by Town

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arlington


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Arlington Food Shelf

165 Old Mill Rd

(802) 375-6328




1st Tuesday

1:30-4 pm

3rd Tuesday

3:30-5 pm






Hannah's Pantry at Battenkill Valley Health Center

9 Church Street

(802) 375-6566



8 am-5 pm

8 am-5 pm

8 am-5 pm

8 am-5 pm

8 am-5 pm



BVHC VeggieVanGo

165 Old Mill Road

(802) 375-6566



2nd Monday

2:45-4 pm

*Contact the program coordinator to register for produce bags:

katebryan@bvhcvt.org


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Bennington


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Applegate Apartments (Orchard Village)

Orchard Rd

(802) 442-8139






3rd Thursday




Bennington Community Café

200 Pleasant St

(St. Peter’s Episcopal Church)








1:30-3 pm


Blessing Box

at Benn Church of Christ

524 South St



Little free pantry with non-perishable foods, accessible 24/7; supplies may be limited

BROC Food Shelf

332 Orchard Rd

(802) 445-1311



9:30 a-12:30 p

9:30 a-12:30 p

9:30 a-12:30 p

9:30 a-12:30 p

9:30 a-12:30 p


2-3 pm

(seniors 60+ only)



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Brookside Apartments

323 South St

(802) 442-8000





1st Wed.

9:30-10:30 a





Green Mountain Christian Center

440 Main St

(802) 447-7224







1st & 3rd Fridays

4-6 pm

*Call for appointment



Harvest House

101 River St

(802) 833-8376

8-10 am,

11:15-1 pm

8-10 am,

11:15-1 pm

8-10 am,

11:15-1 pm

8-10 am,

11:15-1 pm

8-10 am,

11:15-1 pm


8-9:45 am

HIS Pantry

at Sacred Heart

238 Main St

(802) 442-1720




1-3:30pm


10-11:30 am



Kitchen Cupboard

at GBCS

121 Depot St

(802) 447-3700


3:30-6:30 pm


10 am-6 pm


10 am-12 pm


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Meals on Wheels

124 Pleasant St

(802) 442-8012



11 am-1 pm

11 am-1 pm

11 am-1 pm

11 am-1 pm

11 am-1 pm



North Bennington Baptist Church

15 Church St, N. Benn

(802) 442-2711






1-2 pm




Second Congregational Church

115 Hillside St

(802) 442-2559









4:30-5:30 pm

Take out only

St. John the Baptist Food Shelf

3-5 Houghton St, N. Benn

(802) 447-7504




3rd Tuesday

3-4 pm

*Call for date



2nd Friday

11 am-12 pm

*Call for date



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Sunrise Family Resource Center

244 Union St

(802) 442-6934



Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


*For Sunrise families only*


Sunrise program participants also have access to free clothing and shoes, children's toys and books, toiletries, household goods, and baby formula.



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manchester


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Community Food Cupboard

40 Jeff Williams Way

(802) 362-0057



Self-service

Pantry 24/7

Self-service

Pantry 24/7

2-4 pm

10-12,

2-4 pm

By appointment

9-11 am

Self-service

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CFC Produce Drop

6025 Main Street

(800) 585-2265



2nd Mondays

10-11 am







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pownal

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Pownal Faith Church

82 Main St

(802) 823-7828



Call (802) 823-7828 for support

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shaftsbury


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Carpenter's Shop Food Shelf at United Methodist Church

127 Church St

(802) 442-4599







2nd & 4th Fridays

2-4 pm



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additional resources

3SquaresVT


3SquaresVT helps you buy food from grocery and convenience stores, farmers markets, and co-ops. 3SquaresVT benefits are loaded each month on an EBT card, which works like a debit card. To find out more and get help applying visit VermontFoodHelp.com or text VFBSNAP to 85511.

Vermont Foodbank

Call the Foodbank with questions at (800) 585-2265.


Food for Older Adults: Commodity Supplemental Food Program


If you are aged 60 or older and meet income guidelines, you can get a free box of food every month through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. For more details and a simple application, go to VTFoodbank.org or call (800) 214-4648.

Meals for Kids


Summer meal sites across the state serve free nutritious meals to kids, 0-18. To find meal locations open to all kids near you, view this sheet of Open Meal Site Locations or the USDA Summer Meal Map.

WIC


WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and community referrals. If you're pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, you may be eligible! To find out more and get help applying, visit WIC's website or text VTWIC to 855-11.

Crop Cash


Crop Cash helps Vermonters purchase more fresh produce from local farmers! Crop Cash is a coupon program that promotes the purchase of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at farmers markets that accept 3SquaresVT/SNAP benefits. To learn more about using Crop Cash, visit NOFA-VT's website.

The Take Care Project


The Take Care Project is on a mission to expand access to free period products and hygiene essentials in the Bennington region. Explore the Care Map for locations and organizations in Bennington that offer free personal care items including tampons, pads, shampoo, soap, and deodorant.

Go! Vermont


Go Vermont is here to assist with your transportation needs. If you have questions about your transportation options or need a ride, use the Trip Planner or call the help line at 800-685-RIDE (7433).

Vermont 211


Vermont 2-1-1 is a health and human service helpline providing information and referrals 8:00 am-11:00 pm daily. The Community Resource Directory is available online 24/7/365 at Vermont211.org.

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This page was designed by Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT), with support from the Bennington Hunger Council.

We do our best to keep it updated regularly. Please contact us with any changes at info@actbennington.org.

For more information and resources, visit: actbennington.org/resources