Morrisville Food Co-op is committed to community!
An important part of the Co-op’s mission is to strengthen our community – socially, environmentally, and economically.
One of the ways in which we support Lamoille County non-profit organizations, is through our program;
‘Round It Up for Change’.
Round It Up For Change (RIUFC) began in 2019 and gives shoppers the opportunity to round up their total at the register to the nearest dollar and give the difference to a local non-profit pre-selected by the local community. Lamoille County nonprofits are invited to apply to become recipients of funds collected through this program.
Here’s how the program works:
- Round it Up For Change offers Co-op shoppers the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar every time they check out.
- At the end of the collection period* funds are donated to the chosen nonprofit.
Criteria to apply:
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in Lamoille County.
- Organization’s work aligns with the Co-op’s mission.
(Please note that the Co-op does not donate to individuals, partisan organizations or organizations that advance a particular religious view.)
Eligible nonprofit organizations should complete the RIUFC application and submit it by September 15th.
Five recipients for the program are chosen via voting by Co-op members as part of the annual meeting held in October. All organizations that applied will be contacted in November regarding the member voting outcome.
The Co-op’s responsibility is to raise awareness of the sponsored organization: Information on nonprofit recipient will be provided on the in-store bulletin board, on signage at the point of sale, on our website, in the Co-op eNewsletter, and on social media.
* Each collection period runs for two months:
- Dec 1 – Jan 31
- Feb 1 – March 31
- April 1 – May 31
- June 1 – July 31
- Aug 1 – Sept 30
- Oct 1 – Nov 30 is reserved for the Co-op
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIUFC 2022/2023 Recipients
Lamoille Housing Partnership
Recipient Period: Dec. 1 – Jan. 31
Lamoille Housing Partnership’s (LHP) mission is to collaborate with communities to create and preserve quality affordable housing opportunities for lower and moderate income earning households in Hardwick and Lamoille County. Since 1991, LHP has developed more than 300 income eligible, affordable rental homes.
Lamoille County Meals on Wheels
Recipient Period: Feb. 1 – March 31
The mission of Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County is to improve health and enhance the quality of life for our community elders by providing nutritious meals and social interaction.
Recipient Period: April 1 – May 31
Jenna’s Promise, headquartered in Johnson, Vermont, is creating a paradigm shifting model for caring for individuals with substance use disorders, mental health challenges, and complex traumas. Jenna’s Promise is currently comprised of a suite of programs and services that include Jenna’s House Community and Recovery Center, social enterprises in the form of JP’s Promising Goods, Jenna’s Coffee House, and Jenna’s Promise Coffee Roasting Company that employ and benefit people in recovery, as well as three recovery residences housing nearly twenty people. This is a “recovery village model,” taking a holistic approach to caring for individuals as well as their families and all benefit from and give back to our community. We believe that healing and recovery truly does take a village.
Breakfast On Us
Recipient Period: June 1 – July 31
Run by volunteers, Breakfast for Us provides healthy breakfasts for food insecure people, 7am-9am Monday – Friday, including weekday holidays. It is open to all. The program receives donated space, heat and light from the United Community Church in Morrisville, and is funded entirely by donations. It has served more than 24,000 breakfasts since it started in May 2015.
Morristown Centennial Library
Recipient Period: Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
The Morristown Centennial Library opened on April 19,1891 and continues to this day to be a welcoming public space where members of the community can borrow library materials, use public computers, attend free programs such as book discussions, story times for children, movie viewings, musical events, yoga classes, ukelele lessons, young adult programs, and more. Besides books and audio-visual materials, patrons can borrow snowshoes, a metal detector, a telescope, bird watching kits, and other items from our “Library of Things.”
Morrisville Food Co-op Capital Fund
Recipient Period: Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
Funds raised will help the Co-op purchase needed equipment and technology, and pay off debt.