OUR MISSION -- We are a community organization that provides food, housing support and medical care to build a stronger Bennington.

Our community faces significant challenges. One in every five Bennington families seeks food assistance. Much of our housing stock is expensive and in poor condition. Many adults go without any access to health services. And of the four Vermont elementary schools with worst dental outcomes, all but one is located in Bennington County.

We're working to change that. At our Kitchen Cupboard food distribution program we offer food and food education, providing Bennington residents with sustainable options for healthy eating. At the Free Clinic, we provide front line medical care for uninsured adults -- and we've broken new ground by enrolling over 500 Bennington County families in insurance programs since October 2013. Meanwhile, our Food and Fuel Fund provides emergency assistance for housing and related expenses to individuals and families in financial crisis.

Together, we work toward a stronger, healthier Bennington. Keep reading to learn more about our work -- and get ready to get involved.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Free Clinic

The Bennington Free Clinic is a medical clinic that provides free primary medical care, care coordination, and referral to uninsured adult residents of Bennington County and the surrounding area whose incomes are under 400% of federal poverty. We also screen all of our patients to determine if they are eligible for health insurance and other methods of accessing health care and we work with them to ensure they can become enrolled.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Kitchen Cupboard

The Kitchen Cupboard is a food distribution program that provides food to individuals and families in need. The Kitchen Cupboard opened in March 2011, and originally anticipated that they would be serving between 200 and 250 families each year. In 2013, we provided food to more than 1200 un-duplicated families in Bennington, Vermont. 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Food & Fuel Fund

The Greater Bennington Food and Fuel Fund is a discretionary fund which provides assistance for families experiencing financial crises limiting their ability to pay for shelter, utilities, food and other basic needs. Started many decades ago by local clergy in the greater Bennington area, the Food and Fuel Fund is now a program of Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services.

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Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc | P.O. 702 Bennington, VT 05201 | 802.379.0149