Hunger Mountain Co-op: Get Involved with Your Co-op! Apply. Nominate. Run.
Get Involved with Your Co-op! Apply. Nominate. Run.
(MONTPELIER) Are you looking to reconnect with your community? Right now, there are three ways you can get involved with Hunger Mountain Co-op in creating and sustaining a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce.
Apply for a Community Grant
Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund grants provide financial support to central Vermont businesses, organizations, and initiatives aligned with the Co-op’s mission. Awards range from $250 to $3,000, and priority is given to smaller-scale projects that support local food systems. Since 2011, the Co-op’s Community Fund has distributed a total of $73,578 through 59 grants.
Nominate Someone for a Community Award
The Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Award will be presented to a Co-op member, customer, vendor, employee, council member, or community member for their contributions to our cooperative community and the advancement of our mission. Past Community Award recipients include Allison Levin of Community Harvest of Central Vermont and Jules and Helen Rabin, the legendary Vermont bakers.
Run for the Co-op’s Council (board of directors)
Council service is critical to Hunger Mountain Co-op’s success, and there will be several open seats in this year’s election. The council plays a crucial role in representing the member-owners in developing and maintaining the vision and long-term viability of the Co-op. Among other benefits, council members and their spouse/partner receive a 10 percent discount on Co-op purchases during their term. Running for council is straightforward: complete the application and gather signatures or email endorsements of at least nine current member-owners.
Community grants, award nominations, and council applications are due back to the Co-op by Tuesday, Sept. 7.