Pennies for Change

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.

In 2020, the Co-op is changing the structure of the Pennies for Change program. While we will continue to support our three food access partners, we’ll now be awarding four organizations 10% of the monthly total, rather than 30% and 10% divided among two.

This will give our other community partners more opportunities for funding throughout the year; adding even more to the amazing work being done in the Upper Valley!

Pennies for Change Totals

Total Member Donations Since June 2016: $932,728.80
Total Collected August 2020: $11,384.70
Total Collected YTD 2020: $97,751.35

August Community Partners

Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation (Whaleback Mountain)M: $1,138.47
Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts: $1,138.47
Maynard House: $1,138.47
Hanover Street Friday Food Pack Program: $1,138.47

August Food Access Recipients

Listen: $2,276.94
Haven: $2,276.94
Willing Hands: $2,276.94

September Community Partners

Hampshire Cooperative Preschool

Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School is a non-profit preschool located in Hanover, NH and has been serving families of NH and VT for over 50 years. They offer preschool programming for children 32 months to 5 years of age.

Mascoma Cooperative Preschool

The Mascoma Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit organization of families and teachers working together to provide a positive learning experience for three and four year old children.

Alzheimer’s Association – NH Chapter

a non-profit Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Enfield Village School Preschool

A non-profit with the following mission: We are a community that values children, recognizes their individual strengths and inspires them to learn and grow.

September Food Access Partners

Policy on Cooperative Giving

The Co-op’s Board of Directors has established the following policy on cooperative giving and are organized under the following four themes:

  • Food assistance to alleviate hunger
  • Community building (including support of regional agriculture)
  • Promotion of cooperative principles and activities
  • Environment, energy and sustainability

All applicants must be a 501(c) 3 organization. If you have any questions, please call 603-640-6340 or send an aprilharkness [at] (email) April Harkness.

Fund Distribution

Of the funds collected each month, 60 percent goes to our food access partners: LISTEN Community Services, Upper Valley Haven, and Willing Hands.

The remaining 40 percent will be split between four other community partners. These four partners change on a monthly basis.

Community Partners

Community partners will be assigned as 10 percent partners based on alignment with the four themes above.


Now Accepting Applications for 2021. Apply today. Please note the following deadlines.

FIRST DEADLINE: December 1, 2020
SECOND DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

Apply Here

Thank You Notes

Here are some Thank You Notes from community partners we have helped so far.

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

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

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

Co-op Market
43 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2725
M-F: 8 am-8 pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

Service Center

51 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6650

Service Center

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

Co-op Kitchen
193 A St.
Wilder, VT 05088
(603) 442-4406
M-F: 6 am-2 pm