Shoppers at the Monadnock Food Co-op collectively donated $3,140 to the Community Garden Connections (CGC). The Monadnock Food Co-op held a month-long Round It Up Donation Drive during October to support Community Garden Connections. Customers rounded up their purchases to donate their change to support this local organization.
The funds raised during this donation drive will go towards helping CGC expand its educational opportunities for gardeners, deepen their relationship with community partners, and continue to increase access to healthy food and healthy environments in the Monadnock region.
The co-op’s Round It Up donation program empowers shoppers to make a positive change in their community by rounding up their change for local agencies like the CGC and The Community Kitchen. During the co-op’s last fiscal year, the Round It Up program raised over $36,700 and supported seven non-profits.
About Community Garden Connections
Community Garden Connections (CGC) serves to build local capacity to grow food. It addresses food insecurity related to climate change, personal and communal health, and resiliency. With the help of a private donation from the Rashti Foundation, CGC supports the installation and cooperative maintenance of raised gardens in partnership with local service agencies, students, and community members. These funds also support educational outreach to meet the specific gardening interests of community partners.