Bennington Community Resources for COVID-19

The most comprehensive community resource list is on Bennington County Regional Commission’s website: http://www.bcrcvt.org/covid-19-resources.html

 

BCRC is frequently updating this page with information from organizations in the community and from state agencies. If you have information that should be listed here, please email Allison Strohl at astrohl@bcrcvt.org

 

Health guidelines and resources:

 

Vermont Department of Health: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center COVID-19 Hotline: https://svhealthcare.org/COVID-19/Hotline/

 

 

Food Resources:

 

Bennington County food pantries, SVSU school meal deliveries, food pick-ups and deliveries:

https://sites.google.com/view/benningtonfoodconnections/home

 

Food Assistance Programs: http://www.bcrcvt.org/uploads/1/1/1/8/111899771/covid-19-handout_updated.pdf

 

 

Economic Resources:

 

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development Guidance for Vermont Businesses:

https://accd.vermont.gov/about-us/disaster-planning/covid-19-guidance-vermont-businesses

 

Southwestern Vermont Chamber COVID-19 Resource Guide for Businesses:

https://www.bennington.com/corona-virus-covid-19-resource-guide

 

Vermont Department of Labor online application for unemployment insurance benefits: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/vt/dol/unemploymentinsuranceclaim

 

Vermont Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery Guide:

http://vtsbdc.org.customers.tigertech.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VtSBDC-cover-and-pages-clientdisasterguide.pdf

 

Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans

 

Ways you can help:

 

Bennington County Mutual Aid- organization connecting volunteers with those in need

http://www.bcrcvt.org/uploads/1/1/1/8/111899771/bcma_final.pdf

 

Donate non-perishable food to your local food pantries-contact GBICS Kitchen Cupboard 802-447-3700 or HIS Pantry at 802-442-3141.

 

Deliver meals to Seniors- call Meals on Wheels at 802-442-8012.

 

Call a Senior Citizen through The Phone Tree Project for Elderly Community Members- contact CAROL ADINOLFI CAROLADINOLFI1@GMAIL.COM

 

Grow an Extra Row of produce in your garden to donate to the local food pantries-will be coordinated later in the spring with the help of the food pantries and Bennington College.

 

Support local restaurants by buying gift certificates and ordering take-out meals:

https://www.bennington.com/restaurantweek

 

Preorder boxes of food from the Bennington Farmers Market or from local farmers:

https://mailchi.mp/461ff58bce34/bennington-farmers-market-pre-order-drive-through-market?e=66380811cc

 

Donate blood to the American Red Cross (this is a critical need right now):

The American Red Cross Blood drive scheduled 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020 at SVMC has been moved to the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Bennington. There is critical need, so please consider donating. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. As always, walk-ins will be accommodated as well. Those who are unfamiliar with the SVMC campus may stop at the information desk in the main lobby for directions to the drive. Contact Susan Gallina at 802-447-5345.

 

Sew masks for to support the production and distribution of reusable cloth masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

http://www.averywoodmd.net/green-mountain-mask-makers.html