Our Impact

At the Co-op we are mission-driven to serve our members, the community, and the environment that we call home. Learn about the programs and initiatives that we champion and the results of our work.

Bag That Bag

Bring your own bag and help your neighbors at the same time! For every reusable bag that you use, the Co-op donates five cents to the Montpelier Food Pantry. Since launching Bag That Bag in 2016, the Co-op has raised more than $65,000 and has replaced more than 1 million paper bags.

Community Sponsorship

During the year, the Co-op is a headlining sponsor for several exceptional events that have a direct impact on our community. These include The Taste of Montpelier, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Point to Point, and Fuel Your Neighbor.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Each winter, our co-op partners with Northfield Savings Bank to collect funds and food for our central Vermont neighbors in need. In its three-year history, this program has raised $56,873.76 and collected 4,094 pounds of food for the Vermont Foodbank.

Community Fund

Since its inception, the Co-op’s Community Fund has awarded over $101,500 through 89 community grants, including 5 grants totaling over $5,900 this year. These grants would not be possible without partners like Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, and the generosity of the Co-op’s members.

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Community Giving with Give Change Program

We believe that together with our community partners, we can deliver a positive impact for central Vermont and beyond. In 2021, Co-op customers raised over $20,000 by rounding up their change at the register. 

The following community non-profit partners took part and benefited from this program:

2023 Impact Snapshot

View our full 2023 Impact Report.
Number of Member Owners
Approximately 10,000
Discounts provided to Members
31% increase
Donations & Sponsorship Given
$91,18713% increase

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