MONTPELIER – Twin Valley Senior Center in East Montpelier was among the grant recipients from Hunger Mountain Co-op. The co-op awarded $15,200 to 15 local grant recipients working on projects addressing food access and local food systems.
Other grant recipients included Barre Senior Center, Bethany Church, Enough Ministries, Good Samaritan Haven, Greater Northfield Seniors, Green Acres Affordable Housing, Ishtar Collective, Khelcom Farm, Maquam Bay of Missisquoi Inc., Milk With Dignity Standards Council, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Onion River Food Shelf, Schoolhouse Farm and The Flying Buffalo LLC.
Hunger Mountain Co-op’s purpose is rooted in the belief that access to good food helps to create healthy communities and sustainable local food systems. Each year, the co-op encourages central Vermont businesses, organizations, and initiatives aligned with its mission to apply for grants from the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund. The focus of funding is on smaller proposals for one-time expenditures, capital infrastructure needs, food access projects, and proposals from historically and currently marginalized groups.