December 4 begins our annual Hope for the Holidays campaign. We’ve selected over a dozen holiday favorites, like locally grown poinsettias and our house-made stollen and quick breads. Look for signs around the store, or view all the items on the poster below.
We’re also offering our popular, ready-to-give “Gifts for Good” gift packs, like the local Sweet and Nutty Gift Pack and Co-op Wine Gift Box. Gifts for Good feature locally produced or cooperatively produced items. In addition to a donation to Hope for the Holidays, purchasing a Gift for Good supports producers doing good in the world. Gifts for Good will be in stores throughout the holiday season.
Every time you purchase a Hope for the Holidays item, we’ll make a donation to our Cooperative Community Fund (CCF), a sustainable endowment fund for community donations. The CCF gives grants each year to local nonprofits for projects that focus on access to healthy food. This year’s recipients were the following:
$1900 to PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro to continue and expand its “PORCH Cooks” educational program. PORCH Cooks aims to increase consumption of fresh foods by providing nutrition education and recipes to help families participating in the Food for Families (FFF) program.
$1700 to the Inter-Faith Council to support a new “member choice” model for the new Food Pantry. The grant funds will purchase convertible hand trucks to facilitate the efficient stocking of fresh food and grocery carts to provide a more dignified and convenient shopping experience.
$1500 to the Farm at Penny Lane to expand the Farm-to-Home Produce Pack program. The program provides boxes of fresh healthy produce to client-patients of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. Grant funds will pay construction costs to build a walk-in cold storage space.
Read more about the CCF here. View all the Hope for the Holidays items below.