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.)

Application Process:

Five recipients for the program are chosen via voting by Co-op members at the annual meeting and through absentee voting opportunities at Morrisville Food Co-op.

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: riufc@morrisvillecoop.com

RIUFC 2022 Recipients

Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County

Recipient Period: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

On average, Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County (MOWLC) prepares 46,000 nutritious meals to over 300 aging Vermonters each year throughout Lamoille County and Worcester. MOWLC also provides meals for the Vermont Center of Independent Living (VCIL) for those under 60 with disabilities that would like to live independently in their homes. Each year MOWLC fundraises 60% of their funding.

Please visit www.mowlc.org to learn more about this organization.

Morristown Centennial Library

Recipient Period: February 1 – March 31, 2022

The Morristown Centennial Library’s mission is to further our community’s commitment to literacy and broad public access to information, sharing the advantages and joys of reading and lifelong learning with as many members of our community as possible. To achieve this mission the library is dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment, offering high-quality services and programs that are responsive to our community’s wants and needs, and honoring patrons’ rights to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.

Please visit www.centenniallibrary.org for more information.

Green Mountain Support Services

Recipient Period: April 1 – May 31, 2022

We are an agency who serves people with physical and developmental disabilities. we work to assist them in home placement, job placement as well as community integration.

Please visit www.gmssi.org for more information.

Lamoille County Habitat for Humanity

Recipient Period: June 1 – July 31, 2022

Lamoille County Habitat for Humanity is an all volunteer organization with a working board dedicated to providing affordable housing to those who qualify to pay back a mortgage to the local chapter/affiliate. We are the only organization in Lamoille County that provides affordable home ownership and the qualified owner must put in a specific amount of sweat equity. We must fundraise at least 80-90% of the money needed to build a house. Not only do we have to purchase all of the building materials but we often have to purchase the land at the going rate on which to build the house. We look for property that is located in a village/town so that the families, who eventually purchase the home, are able to access the amenities that are available, such as transportation, banking, local shopping for food and other items, etc. One way to think about Habitat is it is a process that provides a hand up not a hand out.

Please visit www.lamoillehabitat.org for more info.

Salvation Farms

Recipient Period: August 1 – September 30, 2022

Salvation Farms works with farmers, partners and community members to move wholesome crops that have no market to those in need of nourishment – working toward a future where communities are increasingly fed by local farmers.

Please visit www.salvationfarms.org for more information.

Morrisville Food Co-op

Recipient Period: October 1 – November 30, 2022

The Morrisville Food Co-op is a community-owned food market, committed to the health and well being of people, emphasizing local and organic products and supporting a dynamic community, open to all. October is National Co-op Month. Co-ops build economic power and we celebrate the Morrisville Co-op members, working together to build a more just, resilient, and inclusive community.

The Current Round It Up for Change Recipient for
February 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022:

Morristown Centennial Library

The Morristown Centennial Library’s mission is to further our community’s commitment to literacy and broad public access to information, sharing the advantages and joys of reading and lifelong learning with as many members of our community as possible. To achieve this mission the library is dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment, offering high-quality services and programs that are responsive to our community’s wants and needs, and honoring patrons’ rights to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.

Please visit www.centenniallibrary.org for more info about this organization.

Round It Up for Change Recipient for
December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022:

Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County

Thank you to all the Co-op shoppers who contributed to MOWLC. The total collected was $2263.49.

On average, Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County (MOWLC) prepares 46,000 nutritious meals to over 300 aging Vermonters each year throughout Lamoille County and Worcester. MOWLC also provides meals for the Vermont Center of Independent Living (VCIL) for those under 60 with disabilities that would like to live independently in their homes. Each year MOWLC fundraises 60% of their funding.

Please visit www.mowlc.org for more info about this organization.

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