On Tuesday, October 6th, we had the pleasure of visiting with Marianne at BROC- Community Action in Southwest Vermont. BROC is part of the federal commodities program, and the food shelve is only one of the many programs they run to change the conditions that foster poverty, and help Vermonters become self-sufficient. They open their pantry every day, and each guest is welcome to visit once per month. Marianne estimates that the BROC's Bennington food shelve services about 250 different families. She told us that they source most of their food from the Vermont Food Bank. They also receive supplementary donations from local faith groups, and use town funding to purchase food from local supermarkets when necessary. BROC does offer some fresh produce, but Marianne expressed a desire for more. We are hoping to make this wish come true in 2016 and beyond.
Post by: Eli Calhoun