• $5 February Campaign

    Just FIVE dollars - $5 - that's all we're asking for today.


    22% of Vermont's children live in food insecure households and you can help feed hundreds of families; some whom may be your neighbors, friends or relatives.

    If each one of you gives just FIVE dollars ($5) during the month of February families who access BROC's emergency food shelves can continue to receive fresh fruits and vegetables, foods full of protein, home cooked, nutritious frozen meals that volunteers prepare through Feed the Freezer and many other food items.

    Think about it. Most of us spend more than $5 on non-essential items every single day. We do it without thinking hard about it. We buy cups of coffee. We buy a magazine. We rent a movie.

    But FIVE dollars ($5) from LOTS of people can add up to a significant amount of money and can feed a lot of families throughout Rutland and Bennington counties.

    Thank you.

    Pamela A. Shambo
    BROC Development Specialist

    Click donate button at top of this page or mail a check ATTN: $5 February, BROC Development Office, 45 Union Street, Rutland, VT 05701.


    Don't wait....apply today!

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  • BROC Receives United Way Community Impact Grant

    BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very pleased to announce that they have received an $11,257 grant through the United Way of Rutland County’s Community Impact pilot program.

    BROC’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) will use the grant funds to create a new initiative/component called Healthy Eating, Healthy Teeth to supplement its nutrition education program which will reach over 400 pre-school aged children throughout Rutland County. This initiative will provide educational supports for parents, caregivers and pre-school aged children about preventing early childhood caries disease and eating healthy for healthy teeth.


BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont's history spans 50 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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"I was very happy that BROC was able to help my family get into housing. We were living in our car for several months before someone told us about the services there. I don't know what we would have done come winter."

— Bennington housing client