Over $57K Raised for Vermont Nonprofits in 2023

March 8th, 2024

Over the years, our amazing communities in Waterbury and Woodstock have come together and participated in Farmers’ Round Up. Through your incredible generosity, we were able to raise over $57K for Vermont nonprofits in 2023!  


For the first two months of 2023, both stores rounded up for Let’s Grow Kids, an organization that strives to solve Vermont’s childcare crisis. They advocate for policy changes that will make childcare available and affordable to all who need it. 


Woodstock and Waterbury rounded up for Meals on Wheels during March and April. In Woodstock, our generous customers donated to the Thompson Center’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals for community members in Barnard, Bridgewater, Woodstock, and Pomfret. Waterbury rounded up for the Waterbury Area Senior Center‘s Meals on Wheels program, which supports Waterbury, Duxbury, Bolton, Moretown, and Middlesex.  



During May and June, both stores supported Hunger Free Vermont. Their mission is to “end the injustice of hunger for everyone.” They strive to affect policies that will make systemic changes and expand nutrition programs, so all Vermonters have reliable access to nourishing foods.  



Our summer round up partners were The Vermont Foodbank and their VeggieVanGo program. Not only do they have a stellar (like a starry night, if you will) name, but they also have an amazing mission. Every month, the Foodbank loads up a truck with fresh produce and delivers these delicious fruits and vegetables to thousands of families and individuals around the state. 




 At our Woodstock store, we partnered with the Vermont Farm Fund, a nonprofit based in northern Vermont and a program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy. They provided zero-interest loans of up to $15K to local farmers and food producers who were affected by last summer’s flooding. Many  farms that supply our stores with fresh produce were able to benefit from this amazing resource!

In Waterbury, we rounded up for the Waterbury Ambulance Service. The organization provides emergency medical response services to the towns of Waterbury, Duxbury, and Moretown. Your change helped them raise money to fund a new facility that will accommodate current and future needs of the squad. 



Our annual Harvest for Hunger campaign supports our local food shelves! Donations from our Waterbury Store go to the Waterbury Common Market, while donations in Woodstock go to the Woodstock Community Food Shelf and the Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf. This campaign allows us to donate fresh produce and other perishables which provide healthy and nutritious food for our communities throughout the year.  


We are so honored to have such generous customers who give their change (and sometimes more!) to make change in our state. Thank you!

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