The Moscow Food Co-op is pleased to be able to offer modest donations to a variety of community non-profit organizations. Most of our support is provided in the form of small Co-op gift cards, which may be used as door prizes, to purchase or special order food for an event or as silent auction items. Depending on the nature of the request, in-kind donations may be possible.
Our Community Contributions budget is limited, so we advise you to apply in writing, a minimum of six weeks in advance of the date by which you need the donation. We will not consider donation requests made over the phone or in person - and if a request is made less than 20 business days in advance of the date by which you need the donation, we may not be able to accommodate that request. The best way to make your request is to drop off a filled-out form at the Customer Service Desk, care of the Education and Events Coordinator - or to email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Contributions committee which is made up of community members meet by the second Monday of each month to award for upcoming months. The sooner you can get your request in, the more time the committee has to include you in their deliberations.
The Co-op Community Contributions program is to benefit local, non-sectarian, non-profit and non-discriminatory organizations. Preference will be given to organizations whose goals address food security issues or align with the current Ends of the Co-op which are: supporting and building demand for the food and goods economy; increase accessibility for the wider community through addressing barriers of exclusivity; grow and expand to further our mission; model environmental sustainability through our activities, facilities, products and services; educate and engage our owners, customers and the wider community about food, food systems, and more; and create a rewarding work environment for our staff and excellent service for our owners and customers.