• Bridging the Gap - Summer Meals Program

    This summer Rutland area children can get a bagged lunch through the Bridging the Gap – Summer Meals Program. Thanks to a partnership between the Rutland City Public Schools, BROC Community Food Shelf, and Gabriel’s Children, lunches will be provided at four new city sites, in addition to the schools, including; BROC Community Action, Rutland Free Library, Rutland United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church. These sites all offer a safe and supervised environment for the children to enjoy a healthy lunch each day.

    The meals began Monday, June 17 and run for nearly 11 weeks of summer school break, Monday through Friday. Site times may vary. Help us make sure children are fed this summer by signing up to volunteer by clicking Learn More Now or contact Meg at 802.665.1706 or mhanna@broc.org.

  • Free Weatherization? Call Kelly! 802 665-1748 Rutland and Bennington!

    We want to save you money!

    Free weatherization from our experts like Hyle Bates pictured here!

    Call Kelly today!

    Did you know that you may qualify for free complete weatherization for your home or apartment? Warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Lower fuel bills, lower electric bills.

    Why wouldn't you? Call 802-665-1748. Rutland & Bennington County residents.

  • Sponsor-A-Shelf at the BROC Community Food Shelf


    The BROC Community Food Shelf's "Sponsor-A-Shelf" initiative is looking for more shelf sponsors!

    If you are part of a group, organization or business that would like to take part in this cool way to keep the BROC Community Food Shelf stocked, contact Meg Hanna at 802.665.1755 or mhanna@broc.org.

  • Reparative Restorative Justice Panel Volunteers Needed


BROC Community Action's history spans 54 years. The why of our existence has not changed for over 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 Community Action's existence goes back to 1964, when a notion called "community action" emerged from President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. After President Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson took up the fight and signed the Economic Opportunity Action of 1964. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Opportunity_Act_of_1964)

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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
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  • Weatherization Assistance

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