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Rutland County food security

Food Security

Nutrition, health, respect, connection, community … these are some of the ideas that inform our food security programming: not just survival. Hunger is a real issue in our county and among our participants – research shows that diet is the number one factor associated with poor health.. Undernourishment causes physical and emotional stress with numerous negative side effects – exacerbated domestic tension, impacts to brain development (e.g. working memory), lowered academic performance and behavioral problems among them.
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Material Supports

The ongoing expense of basic necessities for baby care and feminine hygiene can be crippling to struggling families. So, in addition to our food pantry, RCPCC maintains a “free” store that provides items such as diapers, wipes and tampons at no cost to those in need. At times, the store may also have clothing, toys and other items available. The free store shares location and hours with the food pantry for participant convenience.
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