The Co-op Food Stores Announces the HCCF Community Project Grant Awards.
The Hanover Cooperative Community Fund (HCCF) was established by the Co-op’s Board of Directors in 2001. The HCCF helps fund co-op development nationally and non-profits locally with help from our friends at the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.
The Community Project Grants are available to local 501[c]3 organizations whose work is aligned with the Co-op’s charitable giving goals: supporting food assistance and access; community building, including support for agriculture; enhancing cooperative principles and activities; or promoting sustainable environmental practices.
The HCCF has awarded Community Project Grants to the following five local non-profits:
West Central Behavioral Health’s inShape Program ($2,500), providing mentored food and exercise services to the mentally ill, improving quality of life and long-term health.
Vital Communities Building a Climate Resilience Farmer Coalition ($2,500), convening regular climate-focused farmer meetings/workshops to bring climate adaptation resources and experts to the region.
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council ($2,500), supporting the growing need of the Meals on Wheels program in the Upper Valley.
Friends of Mascoma ($2,500), in support of the Canaan Community Garden, supplying food to residents in need and educating residents on how to be more food secure through community, school and home gardens.
Good Neighbor Health Clinic ($1,400), in support of its Veggie Voucher program, encouraging patients with chronic illness to improve their diet.
For more information on the awards or about the HCCF program, please contact Thomas Battles, Co-op board member and Chair of the HCCF Advisory Committee, at Thomasbattles [at] board.coopfoodstore.com.