The Pennies for Change program is one of the Co-op’s many giving programs. Customers can donate their change to our community partners by rounding at the registers to the next full dollar amount.

New Changes to the Co-op’s Pennies for Change Program

In 2020, the Co-op is changing the structure of the Pennies for Change program. While we will continue to support our three food access partners, we’ll now be awarding four organizations 10% of the monthly total, rather than 30% and 10% divided among two.

This will give our other community partners more opportunities for funding throughout the year; adding even more to the amazing work being done in the Upper Valley!

Pennies for Change Totals

Total Member Donations Since June 2016: $886,414.72
Total Collected April 2020: $8,146.89
Total Collected YTD 2020: $51,437.27

April Food Access Recipients

Listen: $1,629.38
Haven: $1,629.38
Willing Hands: $1,629.38

April Community Partners

Waypoint, Partners in Health: $814.69
The Student Rescue Project: $814.69
Green Mountain Children’s Center: $814.69
Vermont Adult Learning: $814.69

The Co-op’s Board of Directors has established the following policy on cooperative giving and are organized under the following four themes:

  • Food assistance to alleviate hunger,
  • Community building (including support of regional agriculture),
  • Promotion of cooperative principles and activities
  • Environment, energy and sustainability.

All applicants must be a 501(c) 3 organization. If you have any questions, please call 603-640-6340 or send an aprilharkness [at] (email) April Harkness.

Fund Distribution

Of the funds collected each month, 60 percent goes to our food access partners: LISTEN Community Services, Upper Valley Haven, and Willing Hands.

The remaining 40 percent will be split between four other community partners. These four partners change on a monthly basis.

Community Partners

Community partners will be assigned as 10 percent partners based on alignment with the four themes above.


Now Accepting Applications for 2020. Apply today. Please note the following deadlines.

FIRST DEADLINE: December 1, 2019
SECOND DEADLINE: April 1, 2020


Thank You Notes

Here are some Thank You Notes from community partners we have helped so far.

Hanover Store
45 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2667
8 am-6 pm

Lebanon Store
12 Centerra Pkwy
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-4889
8 am-9 pm

WRJ Store
209 Maple St.
WRJ, VT 05001
(802) 295-3400
8 am-6 pm

Co-op Market
43 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2725
8 am-6 pm

Service Center

51 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6650

Service Center

63 US 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 526-9103
M-F: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Co-op Kitchen
193 A St.
Wilder, VT 05088
(603) 442-4406
M-F: 6 am-2 pm