The Concord Food Co-op is actively working with the nonprofits in the community. In fiscal year ending June 2018, the Co-op has thus far provided financial or in-kind support to the following nonprofit organizations.
Abbot-Downing School, Bishop Brady, Bow High School, Boys and Girls Club, Breast Cancer Awareness, Canterbury Shaker Village, CCEH, Chamber of Commerce Concord & New London, Childhood Cancer Lifeline, City of Concord, Concord Hospital, Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion, Concord High School, Crisis Center of Central NH, Families in Transition, Friends Program, Friendly Kitchen, Intown Concord, Junior Service League, McKenna House, NCGA, NH Food Bank, NHPR, NOFA-NH, Pope Memorial SPCA, Salvation Army, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Unitarian Church, 5 Rivers Conservation Trust
To be considered for a donation from the Concord Food Co-op the organization must generally:
✔ be a charitable not-for-profit
✔ have a non-political and secular mission
✔ focus their efforts in New Hampshire
✔ be socially and environmentally responsible
✔ do work that is complementary to the Co-op’s mission
Current Community Partners
The Concord Food Co-op conducts its affairs in accordance with consumer cooperative principles. One co-op guiding principle is to demonstrate concern for the community. In part, the Co-op delivers on this principle by providing meaningful support to our Community Partners. Support is primarily in-kind donations of food and services. Donated services are generally marketing related. By providing marketing services to the local nonprofit sector, the Co-op is able to assist the organizations in creating community awareness about their mission and to enhance their opportunity to meet their ongoing fundraising needs.
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness
- SouperFest – Marketing assistance, media content development, and design and website updating. SouperFest committee participation, SoupFest management as well as the Co-op Cafe manages 35 participating soup chefs.
- Participation on CCEH board.
- Communications subcommittee participation – Lead development and delivery of communications plan.
- Food donations for clients and events.
- Emergency housing business sponsorship (Friends level).
- Food donations for clients and events.
- Initiated project in January 2018 to source fresh daily vegetables in appropriate quantity for 100 guests.
- Bi-monthly dinner meal prepared and delivered for 100 guests.
- Food donation for clients.
To learn more about the Community Partner Program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations wishing to receive monetary donations, raffle items, food, or other donations from the Concord Food Co-op, Concord Food Co-op of New London, must send a written request at least 60 days prior.
Please email your request to email@example.com or mail it to Concord Food Co-op, Attn: Outreach, 24 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.
We enjoy the opportunity to support a variety of organizations and events in the community. However, due to the large volume of requests that we receive daily, we are not able to approve all donations.
For the Co-op to fulfill its mission in various parts we need to reach out and collaborate strategically with nonprofits and other community endeavors. By partnering with like-minded entities and grouping our resources together, we can become stronger and serve more of the community in ways outside of our own means.
Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village and the Concord Food Co-op have an agricultural partnership. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Concord Food Co-op began growing produce in the historic Shaker fields, and offering collaborative events and workshops. Food grown at Canterbury Shaker Village is sold in the Co-op’s Concord store and at the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand at the Village.
The Shakers were, in addition to being innovators, designers and entrepreneurs, farmers. They cultivated hundreds of acres each year producing food for the Village and the community beyond. Canterbury Shaker Village’s partnership with the Concord Food Co-op is an opportunity to bring farming back to the Village grounds and to honor the Shaker legacy of feeding their neighbors.
The Co-op grows a variety of produce that serves to supplement the quality local, organic and all-natural food that they continue to purchase from area farmers. The fields also provide additional educational and interpretive opportunities for Village visitors, students, event attendees and workshop participants.
Concord Food Co-op joins Canterbury Shaker Village’s other on-site strategic partners including Brookford Farm – whose cows graze the pastures; the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program – that operates The Shaker Table restaurant; and Preservation Timber Framing – who oversee the historic preservation of the 25 buildings.
For more information on Canterbury Shaker Village, please visit www.shakers.org.