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BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has launched a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free shopping service, which is supported by vetted SVCOA volunteers, is available to anyone age 60 or over, as well as eligible younger disabled individuals.

"We're excited to make this critical service available to older Vermonters in our region so they are able to get the essential food and supplies they need while being able to stay home and safe during this challenging time," said Courtney Anderson, nutrition director with SVCOA.

"Similar to our home-delivered meals program, this service functions under a set of thorough safeguards that remove all in-person contact and ensure the well-being of both clients and volunteers," Anderson said. "The service is safe, easy and really helpful for anyone who might need it."

To learn more about the shopping service, or to talk with someone about becoming a volunteer, call SVCOA at 802-786-5990 and ask to speak with Ellen Green.


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