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Bennington food resources in response to COVID-19

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BENNINGTON — Rise VT - Bennington County has issued the following list of food pantries and other organizations that are making food available in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Unless otherwise noted, all food pickup is outside, and participants are asked to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.


Breakfast and lunch is available for all students under 18 via school bus delivery or in person at Mount Anthony Union Middle School. Visit “Meals for Students” at under the COVID-19 response tab for routes and delivery times.


The Kitchen Cupboard of Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services at 121 Depot St. is open every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m., every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. GBICS can be reached at 802-379-0149.

VeggieVanGo, a vegetable delivery service of the Vermont Foodbank, is in operation on the first Wednesday of each month from 8:30-10 a.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School, the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30-10 a.m. at a location to be announced, and the fourth Wednesday of each month 12:30-2 p.m. at a location to be announced. The distribution is drive-through; participants should follow the parking attendant.

HIS Pantry of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church is open every Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. The pantry is located at 238 Main Street, and can be reached at 802-442-3141.

Shires Housing/SASH offers food distributions on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Apartments, on the second Wednesday of the month from 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Applegate Apartments, and on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Walloomsac Apartments.

Bible Baptist Church on Harwood Hill is open by appointment; call 802-447-3618. 

Green Mountain Christian Center offers food on the first and third Fridays of the month from 4-6 p.m. Distribution is at 440 Main St., in the back parking lot. Call 802-447-7224 for more information

Hot meals to go

Second Congregational Church, Hillside Street, Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Harvest House Soup Kitchen, River Street, Monday-Friday from 8-10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m.; and Sunday from 8-10 a.m. 

Meals on Wheels (café closed); call 802-442-8012 for eligibility.

BROC Food Shelf is currently closed.

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St. John the Baptist Church serves North Bennington and Shaftsbury residents on the second Friday of the month, from 11 a.m.-noon, and on the Tuesday after the second Friday of the month, from 11 a.m.-noon. The church is on Houghton Street.

North Bennington Baptist Church provides food on the last Thursday of the month, from 1-2 p.m.; if needed outside of these hours, call 802-442-7251. The church is on Church Street.


The Carpenter’s Shop of Shaftsbury United Methodist at 127 Church St. can be reached at 802-442-5893.


Student meal delivery in Arlington and Sunderland can be arranged through Kathy Clark, Federated Church of East Arlington and Summer Meal Programs, at

Arlington Food Shelf serves residents of Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30-4 p.m., and on the third Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.


Burr & Burton Academy meal delivery for students can be arranged through Sarah McMillion,, or Billy Canfield,

Manchester Community Food Cupboard in the Manchester Town Offices is open every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., every Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., and the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. The cupboard is at 6039 Main St.; call 802-362-0057.

Shires Housing/SASH is open to seniors only on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Meadows Apartments, behind Shaws.


The Food Pantry is currently closed.

Additional resources:

This list is updated regularly. Contact Andrea Malinowski at or 802-379-5468 with additions, questions or edits.


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