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.
The Concord Food Co-op is actively working with the nonprofits in the community. In fiscal year ending June 2019, the Co-op provided financial or in-kind support to the following nonprofit organizations:
Abbot-Downing School, Annual herb and Garden Day, Bishop Brady, Bow High School, Boys and Girls Club, Breast Cancer Awareness, CAP, Canterbury Shaker Village, Center for health Promotion, CCEH, Chamber of Commerce Concord & New London, Childhood Cancer Lifeline, Child and Family Dev. Center, Christa McAuliffe School PTO, City of Concord, Concord Hospital, Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion, Concord High School, Concord Parks’ and Rec, Crisis Center of Central NH, CRNUA, DOT Wellness Fair, Families in Transition, Family Fun Run, Friends of Forgotten Children, Five Rivers, Friends Program, Friendly Kitchen, Hopkinton, Hospital Days, Intown Concord, Junior Service League, Lake Sunapee Chamber, McKenna House, NCGA, NH Food Bank, NHTI, NHPBS, NHPR, NOFA-NH, Pope Memorial SPCA, Ride for Life, Rock and Race, St. Mathews House, St. Paul’s, 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
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.
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.
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.
For more information on Canterbury Shaker Village, please visit www.shakers.org.