Once each quarter, we’re conducting a Round Up at the registers where cashiers ask our shoppers if they’d like to round up their total (or add extra!) in order to donate to a group that is making a difference in our community. The Round Up recipient will change each quarter.
Our first Round Up recipient this year was the Harrisonburg Farmers Market’s SNAP Matching Funds Program. We are pleased to announce we were able to present a check for $1,000 to the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Our second Round Up recipient for 2017 is Harrisonburg Public School’s Mobile Cafe summer meals program. We presented a check for $1,500 to them on June 16.
The third quarter Round Up recipient is On the Road Collaborative’s Emerging Chefs program. Youth who participate in the Emerging Chefs program not only learn how to cook, but also learn about local food systems and food service skills. They received a $1,500 check on September 8.
The 2017 final quarter Round Up recipient is the co-op’s own GIVE FRESH program. All monetary donations will go to purchase fresh, local and/or organic produce for those who cannot afford it.
We raised over $900 in funds that will go to purchase this produce for those in need.