Becky Colpitts, Community Outreach Coordinator
Our Co-op is a catalyst for cultivating a vibrant community and regional economy, and of course, we’re all about local!
Putting these words into action, our Co-op participates in a variety of statewide and regional initiatives which work together to build a healthy, thriving food system and bolster our regional economy. They include food access, agriculture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and platforms for us to work with our fellow food co-ops.
Our intrepid community outreach coordinator, Becky Colpitts, acts as our spokesperson for many of these partnerships. Our General manager, Ed King, and some of our senior Management Team are closely involved as well! Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the community initiatives below.
The New Hampshire Food Alliance (NHFA) NH Food Alliance – NH Food Alliance is a statewide network that engages and connects people dedicated to growing a thriving, fair, and sustainable local food system in the Granite State.
Racial Equity Action Team – Learn more about the Racial Equity Action Team here.
NH Eats Local Team – Learn more about the NH Eats Local Team here.
NH Food Hub Network – Learn more by visiting the NH Food Hub Network page.
Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) – The Neighboring Food Co-op Association is a federation of food co-ops across New England & New York State that are working together toward a shared vision of a thriving cooperative economy, rooted in a healthy, just, and sustainable food system, and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise.
Healthy Food Access Regional Group – this group shares best practices and updates on food access across the region.
The Littleton Food Co-op offers Granite State Market Match (GSMM) to all SNAP participants, allowing a 50% discount on all fresh fruits and vegetables in our store. We also operate the SNAP/GSMM booth at the Littleton Farmers Market. Our employees also volunteer when the Mobile Food Bank comes to our area.
DEI Community of Practice – a support group for regional cooperatives, sharing best practices, training, and resources for improving DEI in cooperative grocery businesses.
New Hampshire Food Bank – https://nhfoodbank.org
North Country Food and Agriculture Council is a North Country initiative that is in th
e early stages of organizational development. The backbone team have been meeting for over a year. They came together out of a food and agriculture resiliency focus group that the North Country Council organized in 2021. The work is bringing North Country businesses, farmers, nonprofits, and community members together to support a thriving agricultural economy and food system in the northernmost part of our state. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.