Food Pantries

Donating to Food Pantries

The following is a list of food shelters in the BCSWA service area. If you are interested in donating food, make sure you call first to find out what these pantries need.

In addition, Meals on Wheels provides food, both delivered to homes of those in need and in several locations in Bennington County. Contact 802-442-8012 if you are interested in donating. The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless provides support and services for the homeless. Contact 802-442-2424 if you are interested in donating.

Food pantries in the BCSWA service area. Those in italics are listed on the Vermont Foodbank website (https://www.vtfoodbank.org/) which collects and distributes food to food banks and other service organizations.
Name Address Phone Contacts
Arlington Food Shelf 165 Old Mill Rd.
Arlington, VT 05250
802-257-4069 802-375-6328 – Jack Gunther, Volunteer Coordinator
802-375-2332 – Town Clerk for emergency appointments
Bible Baptist Church of Bennington 1425 Harwood Hill Rd.
Bennington, VT 05201
Eleanor Twardy
BROC Community Action 332 Orchard Rd.
Bennington, VT 05201
802-447-7515 Meg Hanna, Food Shelf Coordinator
Community Food Cupboard Manchester Town Hall
6039 Main St.
Manchester, VT 05254
Martha Carey
Greater Bennington Interfaith Services – the Kitchen Cupboard 601 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Green Mountain Christian Center 440 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Kitchen Cupboard
Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc.
121 Depot St.
PO Box 702
Bennington, VT 05201
Pownal Food Pantry Methodist Church 802-823-5337 Barbara Schlessinger
Rupert Food Pantry Rupert Town Garage 802-394-7782 Kelly Lewis
Sacred Heart Saint Francis De Sales HIS Pantry 238 West Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201


Diana Center
Shaftsbury United Methodist Church 127 Church St.
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-681-7194 Brenda and George Keen, Coordinators