• February BROC Talk

    Check out the latest edition of BROC Talk with guest host, Tom Donahue.

    Click Learn More Now to watch and learn about BROC's new Community Justice Center!

  • Results-Based Accountabilty 4-Part Training Series

    You don't want to miss the opportunity to attend one of the best training you could add to your resume, as well as help your agency understand how to use Results-Based Accountability to rethink how you tell your story.

    4-Part Series starting Wednesday, April 5th and every Wednesday in April from 9:00 - 12:00 at BROC-Community Acton, 45 Union Street, Rutland.

    Register by clicking Learn More Now...

  • Hannaford Blue Bag Program

    We are elated to share that BROC-Community Action has been chosen by the Rutland Hannaford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

    Every time anyone purchases the blue reusable bag with the good karma message at the Rutland Hannaford DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, we receive $1.

    This is truly a great opportunity for us! Please visit the store, find the reusable bag rack and buy the bag!

  • Peanut Butter & Jam Slam 2017 - Bennington

    Join this event page for updates, participating collection sites, and more fun! Get your friends, family, and workplace on board, too.

    We are excited to announce the 1st Annual Peanut Butter & Jam Slam March 20 – April 3, 2017. Since most community food drives are run during the holiday season, our goal is to collect 1000 jars of peanut butter and jelly to replenish local food pantries during a time of year when donations are less robust. This year’s donations will be directed to BROC, The Kitchen Cupboard (Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services), and HIS Pantry (Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Food Shelf)

    We need your help to make this effort matter! If you would like to participate, please contact Sheilah.Printz@vermont.gov no later than Friday, March 4, 2017. Participating businesses and organizations will be listed on this Facebook event page and in the Bennington Banner as a collection site. We'll provide you with a media kit, and we'll pick up donations at the end of the collection period. You may also drop off your jars of peanut butter and jelly at the Vermont Department of Health between March 20 and April 3, 2017 during regular business hours. Please, no expired or homemade items.

    Help us help the community! Spread the word & start collecting peanut butter & jelly today.

    Thank you from the PB&Jam Slam Team - United Ways of Vermont - Bennington County | Hunger Free Vermont | Vermont Department of Health - Bennington


BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont's history spans 51 years. The why of our existence has not changed for five decades. We exist to give people a chance: to allow the disadvantaged members of our communities to develop and use their capacities and abilities so they can share in the promise of this nation.

The how of BROC's existence goes back to 1964, when a notion called "community action" emerged from President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime.

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— Bennington housing client