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10 Kocher Dr
Bennington, VT 05201
'Cheapest burgers and dogs in town!…bring your own bag discount grocery store'


Bennington County Meals on Wheels
Susan Pratt Fox
President Board of Directors
124 Pleasant Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Cell 917-273-8958

Bennington Banner
Reporter, Neal Goswami
(802) 447-2025 ext. 119
In July 2009 Neal came and reported a story on us having a bake sale in front of Nova Mae's Cafe in downtown Bennington. The article on the front page of the banner was celebrating the summer collaborations of DREAM, Nova Mae's, and Blooming Chefs, as well as informing Bennington about DREAM itself and the year-round work of Bennington College mentors.

Local News Editor, Mark Rondeau
(802) 447-2025 ext. 113
May be someone else to go to for initial coverage, Neal came to our event from hearing about it through an email to Mark.

Bennington Housing Authority
22 Willowbrook Dr., Bennington, VT
Deborah Reed, Executive Director/ ten.nozirev|5ahb#ten.nozirev|5ahb
Tracie Benjamin, (not sure of title, but great community resource)/ moc.oohay|nimajneb_crt#moc.oohay|nimajneb_crt
Lindsay Corcoran, Front Desk and New Leases/ moc.liamg|narocrocyasdnil.ahb#moc.liamg|narocrocyasdnil.ahb
Deb, Tracie, and Lindsay have been great supporters of DREAM since the fall of '08! Tracie in particular has a great wealth of knowledge when it comes to community issues, families/kids in the community, and area events!

Bennington Police Department
118 South St
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-1030
Detective Sargent David Rowland (Willowbrook neighborhood watch member and big Willowbrook/Applegate Advocate)
Looking for training resources? Interested in how to talk to teens and children about drugs, gangs, alcohol, and violence? Call the BPD and ask them to come train you and your fellow mentors in discussing these tough issues!

Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
100 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Bennington, VT 05201

Bennington County Child Care Association
P.O. Box 829
226 Union Street
Bennington, VT 05201
M-F 8:30-4:30

Blooming Chefs
Founder and Director, Carol Adinolfi
Blooming Chefs is a multi-faceted ecoliteracy program for children, teens, their families and the community involving environmental stewardship through gardening, culinary arts, creative writing and visual arts. We began working with this non-profit out of Bennington in summer '09, through Dana Wolfson (mentor) who volunteered for both Blooming Chefs and DREAM. Dana came each Wednesday of the summer and took Willowbrook kids to all of the local Blooming Chefs gardens (predominantly the main one at Mt. Anthony Middle School), where they watered, harvested, and learned about the plants growing there, as well as getting the chance to cook healthy snacks from the vegetables with Dana. In addition, Blooming Chefs donated fresh produce from the gardens weekly, which were used in baking fundraiser workshops and Friday Dinner Nights. We anticipate continuing to work and collaborate with Blooming Chefs into the school year, having a venue to continue selling baked goods at for fundraising, as well partnering with Blooming Chefs for future usage of a kitchen in the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington.

Carol would also like to continue working with us for future planting and tending of the gardens, as well as continued donation of produce to teach mentees about growing, cooking, and eating locally grown vegetables.

332 Orchard Road
Bennington, VT 05201
fax 802-447-7516
Food Shelf: 802-447-7515
Good Cents Store: 802-447-8466




Emergency Food and Fuel Assistance Program


Fire Department- Volunteer
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201


Green Moutain Express
sponsored by: Green Mountain
Community Network,Inc.
215 Pleasant St.
Bennington,VT 05201
Bus schedule between The Shires: Pownal, Bennington, North Bennington and Manchester; 50 cents 1-way, dollar round-trip!)

Goodwill Thrift Store
215 North St, Bennington

Girl Scouts of America
PO Box 602
Rutland, VT 05702
Marilyn Detizio -Rutland Council
Sharon A Baade - Executive Director, 800-639-3055
Peggy Daley - 802-447-1892,802-773-4266 (Dirtrict #12 ? Bennington)
Purpose: Help Girls become confident and self-reliant
(Cheryl did 4 evenings of programming with girls 8-12 at Willowbrook & was happy to partner up with DREAM summer interns to reach more kids. - Jenni 2009)


Habitat for Humanity

Hannaford Supermarket
141 Hannaford Square
Bennington VT 05201
(802) 442-1521
(For the Viking Cabaret Dinner, donated about $40 of fresh produce. Very willing to help out, need to tell them off the bat specifically what you are looking for them to donate. -Faith Summer 09)





Lake Paran
North Bennington, VT
(Discount for kids, 50cents & Interns 1dollar to use the beach! Ask to pay if you are not using the beach. - Jenni 09)





P.A.V.E. -Project Against Violent Encounters
P.O. Box 277
Bennington, VT 05201
24-Hour Emergency Hotline (802) 442-2111
Toll-Free Hotline 1-800-228-7395
Non-Emergency Calls (802) 442-2370
Fax (802) 442-6162
E-mail ten.aihpleda|1evap#ten.aihpleda|1evap
Visit our website at:
Collect Calls Accepted

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
P.O. Box 829
Montpelier, VT 05601
(1-800-244-5373) within Vermont
1-802-223-5567 fax

Price Chopper
214 Northside Dr # 6
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-9951
Rumor has it, if you're having an even and you write them a letter explaining who you are, where you're from, and what the event is they'll donate cups, plates, and napkins! WOWZA
(For the Viking Cabaret Dinner, donated a $25 gift card to store as well as free paper cups and napkins. -Faith Summer 09)

Print Quick, Ink & Copy Center
473 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone & Fax (802)442-3617
Bennington Fed EX location.



Recreation Center
655 Gage Street
PO Box 469
Recreation Director: Tracy Knights
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Center 442-1053
Leonard J. Black Memorial Park (Summer Only) 447-2694
Stark Street Playground 442-6286

PO Box 1002
Bennington, VT 05201
Additional Information: Retired Senior Volunteer Program provides help to non-profit organizations


St. Peter's Episcopal Church
200 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 799
Bennington, VT 05201-0799
Church Phone: 802.442.2911
Church Fax: 802.442.2911
Rectory Phone: 802.823.0180
E-mail: gro.tvnotgninnebsretepts|rotcer#gro.tvnotgninnebsretepts|rotcer
(The Reverend Anita Schell-Lambert has experessed an interest in working with DREAM and Blooming Chefs to provide cooking space for programming! 8/4/09)

Success by Six


Town Office
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Community Developement Director: William Colvin


United Ways of Vermont
Dial 2-1-1 OR
866-652-4636 toll free within VT
802-652-4636 outside of VT
Hours: M-Th 8am-8pm, Fri. 8am-4:30pm



210 Northside Dr # 1
Bennington, VT 05201-1766
(802) 442-6822
(Donated various supplies and food items to the Viking Cabaret Dinner. -Faith Summer 09)





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