CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPS DAY!   //   JULY 7th 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, our Brattleboro Food Co-op will join co-ops around the world in celebrating International Co-ops Day, joining the United Nations (UN) and the International Co-operative Alliance in a commemoration held annually since 1923.  This year, at a time of dramatic change in the political and environmental climates and local economies, co-ops and credit unions are highlighting how their businesses offer a solution by contributing to more sustainable local communities.

KidsPlayce Says “So Longˮ to Loyal Reader and Requests Shareholder Volunteers

| Community, Food For Thought

Many Friday mornings, for over 2 years, Bronna Zlochiver, BFC shareholder, and artist, has been bringing her kindness, sweetness, creativity and joy to the kids at KidsPlayce, an indoor play space for kids located on Elliot Street in Brattleboro. She researches, chooses, and dreams about what books the pre-school age kids would enjoy—she has even purchased titles herself to share with her little fans. In her Pippi Longstocking ponytails, or wearing a silly hat, Bronna walked to the Co-op the first and third Fridays of the month for years, to choose a healthy snack to share with her listeners from 10:30-11:30am as part of an Education and Outreach program called Story & Snack Time.

Brattleboro Winter Overflow Shelter Update and Call for Shareholder Meals Support

| Brattleboro, Community

The former Austine School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will house Groundworks Collaborative’s winter overflow shelter. The dormitory-style building can accommodate 33 beds, has adequate living and dining spaces, and ample bathroom facilities. This is an improvement from the First Baptist Church on Main Street which could only handle 20 beds and was over capacity on 43 percent of the 167 nights the shelter was open last winter season.

Groundworks Collaborative 7th Annual Hike for the Homeless on Mount Wantastiquet

| Community

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Groundworks Collaborative will hold the seventh annual Hike for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, October 14, on Mount Wantastiquet in Hinsdale, NH. There will be two start times, 10am and 12:30pm, each beginning at the Mountain Road trailhead in Hinsdale (an immediate left after the second bridge on Route 119 when coming from downtown Brattleboro). Registration begins at 9:30 for the 10am start, and at noon for the 12:30pm start. Whether hiking to the summit or walking the River Trail at the mountain’s base, participants can anticipate spectacular fall-foliage views of the town of Brattleboro. Hikers may raise funds individually (a minimum of $50 is suggested) or as a team (suggested minimum $250). All proceeds from the Hike benefit Groundworks’ programs to house and support families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Brattleboro and surrounding communities.