Community Food Shelves

More About BROC's Community Food Shelves

Commodities are available and help many people to avoid running out of food from month to month. Commodities include food items such as canned vegetables and fruits, packaged fruits, pasta products, cereals, peanut butter, dry milk and more. Items will vary during the year. Income eligible households can receive commodities on a monthly basis.

Nutrition Education is offered, including one to one counseling. We use a curriculum called "Financial Fitness" that emphasizes basic budgeting, family communication around spending decisions and smart shopping. This information and instruction is aimed at helping people more effectively meet their family's nutritional needs by using their financial resources carefully.

"When I just can't make ends meet in my food budget, I know BROC's Community Food Shelf is available to me. "

— Bennington County Consumer

Community Food Shelf Hours

Rutland Community Food Shelf at BROC Community Action

Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to Noon (sign in by 11:30AM)

SENIORS ONLY Food Shelf - Friday's 2:00 - 3:00PM

Bennington Community Food Shelf at BROC Community Action

Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00PM; Friday 10:00 - 11:00AM


  • Food & Nutrition

  • Fuel & Utility Assistance

  • Housing & Homeless

  • Weatherization Assistance

  • Community Justice Center