Co-op in the Community
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 Food Co-op is actively working with nonprofits in the community. In fiscal year ending June 2020, the Co-op provided financial or in-kind support to the following nonprofit organizations:
Bow High School Football, Boys and Girls Club, Canterbury Shaker Village, CATCH Neighborhood Housing, CCEH, Chamber of Commerce Concord, Concord Hospital, Concord High School, Crisis Center of Central NH, David’s House, Empty Bowls, Families in Transition, Fellowship Housing, Five Rivers, Friends Program, Friendly Kitchen, Friends of Concord PD K9 Program, Forest Society, Intown Concord, Junior Service League, Katie Angeloro Benefit, Lake Sunapee Chamber, Makers Matter, McKenna House, NCGA, NEHSA, NH Food Bank, NHTI, NHPBS, NHPR, NOFA-NH, Pope Memorial SPCA, Pop Warner Football – New London, St. Mathews House, Salvation Army, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, UNH, 5 Rivers Conservation Trust
To be considered for a donation from Concord Food Co-op the organization must generally:
Organizations wishing to receive monetary donations, raffle items, food, or other donations from the Concord Food Co-op or Kearsarge Cooperative Grocer must send a written request at least 60 days prior.
Please email your request to greg (at) concordfoodcoop.coop 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.
Co-op Organic Gardens at Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village and Concord Food Co-op have an agricultural partnership: Co-op Organic Gardens. Beginning in the spring of 2015, 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.
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 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.
For more information on Canterbury Shaker Village, visit www.shakers.org.