October 2019 Partner of the Month
The Littleton Food Co-op is thrilled to announce that Local Area Food Pantries are our October 2019 Partner of the Month!
We’re so inspired by our October Partners of the Month because of all the work they do to make sure our friends and neighbors in need are well served! This month we will be collecting donations through our Round-Up program at the register for Littleton Food Pantry, All Saints Food Cupboard, Good Neighbor Food Pantry and Bethlehem Food Pantry.
Littleton Food Pantry, located 70 Redington Street in Littleton, is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am – 12 pm. They serve 110 families per month, 300 people thirty who are seniors and 150 children.
All Saints’ Community Food Cupboard, located at 35 School Street in Littleton, is open Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 10 am and Sunday 9 – 9:45am. They have 38 Food Cupboard Volunteers. In 2018 they served a total of 1,524 households, 3,628 individuals and had 1,110 clients 18 years and under. That means that 32,652 meals were provided to our neighbors in need in 2018.
Franconia Community Church of Christ, Good Neighbor Food Pantry, located at 44 Church Street in Franconia, serves between 50 and 55 families per week. They provide over 1700 meals per month for families. Clients are permitted to attend the pantry once a week. Good Neighbor food pantry serves the towns of Littleton, Bethlehem, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Lisbon and Landaff. The pantry is open every week between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm on Tuesdays.
Bethlehem Food Pantry is located at 2155 Main Street in Bethlehem, right in the Town Hall. It is Monday and Wednesday 10 – 11 am and Tuesday 2 – 3 pm. They serve 50 people a month and also help supply the SWAN (Supplying Weekend Assistance through Nutrition) program at Bethlehem Elementary School.
About our Partner of the Month Program
Through our Partner of the Month Program, the Littleton Food Co-op sponsors a different local non-profit each month of the year. Partners are chosen by people like you — we host an annual Partner of the Month Fair in which member-owners vote for their favorites. We help to raise funds a number of ways:
- Donation collection boxes with partner branding are placed at each register operating in the store.
- Every Friday Evening, $1 from every Pizza sold is donated to the Partner of the Month
- The Partner of the Month may, should they choose, decorate the bulletin board in our entrance foyer.
- The Partner of the Month may, should they choose, to set up a Meet the Partner Night on a Friday night during their month.
- NEW! Pennies for Partners: Customers paying with a credit or debit card may round up their purchases and the balance goes directly to the partner of the month.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our program or would like to become a Partner, please e-mail email@example.com
January: Healthy Food Access $2,165.82
February: Mt Eustis $2,662.53
March: Bancroft House $3,381.31
April: North Country Beekeepers $3,511.82
May: Believe in Books $5,183.36
June: Second Chance Animal Shelter $6,045.71
July: Boys & Girls Club $5,793.85
August: PRKR MTN Trails & Bethlehem Trails Association
September: Littleton Studio School
September One-Day: NCG’s Future Farmers of America
September One-Day: Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund
October: Area Food Pantries
November: Littleton Dog Park
December: Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
2020 Partner of the Month Fair
Tuesday, August 20 from 3 pm to 6 pm. Come to the co-op and meet next year’s potential Partners, learn about their work in the community, and vote! Please view the full list at the bottom of this page.
In 2020 we will have nine openings for Partner of the Month, which includes the opportunity for in-store fundraising, awareness campaigns through the co-op’s advertising, and our popular “Round-Up” donation program.
In order to support a variety of causes, the potential Partners selected categories for themselves – we’d like to have at least one Partner from each! They include the following:
- Recreation & Environmental
- Arts & Education
- Human Services
- Animal Welfare
How Voting Works:
The deadline to submit letters of intent is August 6th 2019. All Partners must be locally focused, socially and environmentally responsible, and non-political and secular.
This year, voting will be open from August 20th through August 27th.
Only full or partial members may vote. Each member will receive one Ballot, and members may choose up to nine Partners per Ballot.
The organization with the most votes will get first choice for their preferred month. The next organizations will choose their preferred month, in the order of votes earned. If any categories are not fully represented we will choose the most votes of a category for the remaining months.
In October, November, and January we will be supporting the Twin Pines Community Fund, area food pantries, and our own Healthy Food Access Program respecively. In the event of an emergency situation that needs funding we will contact the Partner for the month to see if they are willing to forfeit Round-Up earnings for three days.
Please note that organizations may not be a Partner of the Month for more than 2 consecutive years and are welcome to apply in the third year.
If you have questions about our Partner of the Month Program, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Becky Colpitts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Results Are In: Meet Our 2020 Partners!
January – Healthy Food Access Program
February – Believe in Books Literacy Foundation
March – North Country Beekeepers Association
April – Habitat for Humanity / Ammonusuc Region
May – White Mountain Mental Health
June – Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
July – Littleton Dog Park
August – Copper Cannon Camp
September – Disabled American Veterans / North Country Chapter 21
October – Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation
November – Local Food Pantries
December – Bethlehem Trails Association & PRKR MTN Trails
The the full list of voting results are available here.