Friends to our Community

COFFEE ROASTED FOR FRIENDS is more than a slogan — it is our mission and how we do business.  As “Friends to our Community” we recognize there is a growing food insecurity problem and we want to be part of the solution to feed our neighbors.
   Between March and June 2020, there was a 68% increase in the use of food pantries across Vermont. Food shelves and meal sites have struggled to keep up with demand. To support the Vermont Foodbank’s network of 200+ food shelves in all 14 counties, we have launched an initiative to secure the funding they need to continue to feed their communities.  

You can shop at any of these retailers during September and purchase
our coffee in bulk. For every pound purchased we will donate $1 to a Vermont food shelf.
Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier
Village Market, Waterbury
Mac's Market, Stowe
Richmond Market, Richmond
Sterling Market, Johnson
Jericho Market, Jericho
Mac's Market, Essex
City Market, Burlington and South Burlington
Healthy Living, South Burlington
Shelburne Supermarket, Shelburne
Middlebury Natural Food Co-op, Middlebury

Also, look for the orange closure label on select packaged coffee.
$1 for every bag purchased will go to the Vermont Foodbank.
Thank you to Farrell Distributing for partnering with us
to support our local food shelves!

    You can also help your neighbors by finding a food shelf near you to support.
Or make a donation to:

In April of 2020 we raised $142,000 for our local food shelves and homeless shelters through a matching funds campaign as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

H.O.P.E. staff — Heather Potter, Development Director; Kate Selby, Holiday Shop Coordinator; Tom Smith, food shelf volunteer and board member; Anna Paretsky, food access and admin asst; Jessica Thompson, Services Manager

  We also offer a Fundraising program that you are welcome to take part in to promote your local school, organization, or club. Download the fundraising packet here.