Pennies for Change

May 2024 Totals

May Community Partners

Koasek of Turtle Island: $1,334.97

Food Access Partners

Listen: $1,334.98
LISTEN provides services and support to meet the critical needs of Upper Valley individuals and families.

Haven: $1,334.98
The Upper Valley Haven is a non-profit, private organization that serves people struggling with poverty by providing food, shelter, education, service coordination, and other support.

Willing Hands:$1,334.98
Willing Hands serves people in need of all ages throughout our Upper Valley region. We supply produce to food shelves, free community meals, daycare & rehabilitation programs, and to families & seniors in subsidized housing. We serve everyone free of charge.

Friends of Mascoma: $1,334.98
Friends of Mascoma Foundation (FOM) was formed by a group of community advocates committed to supporting the needs of the Mascoma Valley Regional School District (MVRSD). FOM provides support to the MVRSD on initiatives that foster educational development and nutritional well-being for our students and their families.

Cumulative Totals

Total Member Donations Since June 2016: $1,338,467.94
Total Collected April 2024: $6,674.89
Total Collected YTD 2024: $39,288.97

How to Make a Donation

Help us reach another million. Round up your change in stores, add to your online order, or consider donating directly to our three main food access partners.

Listen Center


Upper Valley Haven


Willing Hands


Your Donations Put to Work

Here are some ways your donations have helped the community:

Willing Hands:
1 new truck + 1,000 miles traveled weekly providing food for those in need.

Mascoma Cooperative Preschool:
Provided STEM activities for children.

Hanover Conservancy:
Helped with care for Mink Brook Nature Preserve and other local trails.

Hartford Community Coalition:
Provided 370 meals to Hartford homes.

Listen Community Services:
100+ Meals for community dinners, stocked food pantry, help with heating bills.

Good Neighbor Health Clinic:
Provided tele-health capabilities.

Grafton County Mental Health Court:
Provided funds for unexpected car repairs and rental assistance.

Hanover Street Friday Food Program:
30+ food bags each Friday for families.

Windsor County Mentors:
Provided one-on-one mentoring for youth.

Maynard House:
27,000 guests received affordable healthcare accommodations.

Friends of Mascoma:
Stocked Friends Feeding Friends food pantries.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s:
Funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

West Central Behavioral Health:
Served 2,000 children, families, and individuals.

430,000 hours of service on 24/7 help support hotline.

Thank Yous

Here are some thank you notes from community partners we have helped so far:

About the Program

The Pennies for Change program is one of the Co-op’s many giving programs. Customers can donate their change to our community partners by rounding at the registers to the next full dollar amount

Of the funds collected each month, 80 percent goes to our food access partners: Friends of Mascoma, LISTEN Community Services, Upper Valley Haven, and Willing Hands. The remaining 20 percent is given to our community partner. This partner changes on a monthly basis.

All applicants must be a 501(c) 3 organization. If you have any questions, please call 802-765-2841 or send an email erogers [at] (Emily Rogers).

Fund Distribution

Pennies for Change program will prioritize giving to organizations that fit the following criteria:

  • Alignment with Co-op Values: Employees, Community, Local, and Environment.
  • Organization is new, grassroots, or less resourced.
  • Beneficiaries and/or projects are local to the Upper Valley.
  • The organization and/or project creates a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.

How to Become a Community Partner

Applications for January-June 2025 will be accepted May 31, 2024-September 1, 2024.

Apply Here

Hanover Store
45 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2667
8 am-7 pm

Lebanon Store
12 Centerra Pkwy
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-4889
7 am-9 pm

WRJ Store
209 Maple St.
WRJ, VT 05001
(802) 295-3400
7 am-8 pm

Co-op Market
43 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2725
6 am-6 pm

Sun: Closed

Service Center

51 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-0519
M-F: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Service Center

63 US 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 526-9103
M-F: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Co-op Catering
(603) 442-4406
Co-op Kitchen
(802) 295-3878
193 A St.
Wilder, VT 05088