Ukraine’s cooperative businesses and members are at risk as Russia’s invasion continues. In a show of solidarity, National Cooperative Grocers, a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops, has partnered with CDF and NCBA CLUSA to launch a fundraising drive to support the Ukrainian cooperative community’s immediate and ongoing needs during this time.
COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, 3,000 restaurants, seven hotels, 300 manufacturing businesses and shops, and 300 markets throughout Ukraine, is working to maintain operations so member-owners can continue to rely on co-op goods and services.
Hunger Mountain Co-op has donated $1,000 to support these efforts. If you’d like to join us and make a donation, please click here. NCG has pledged a 100% match for all donations up to $100,000 made by the end of day Thursday, March 10.
Other organizations to consider donating to:
Doctors Without Borders
As the war in Ukraine escalates, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up its medical humanitarian response to the deepening humanitarian crisis, both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries, where more than one million people have fled as of March 2.
World Central Kitchen
WCK is serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM is scaling up its humanitarian operations in Ukraine and neighboring countries, providing emergency services in health, shelter, winter supplies, and protection.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
The Urgent Action Fund is helping support women, transgender, and nonbinary activists on the ground in and around Ukraine, by providing flexible funding, access to communication channels, and medical support.