Making way for new technology!

| BFC Newsflash

Beginning the week of August 14th, we will be temporarily transitioning away from Mercato to Phone orders only. 

We are in the process of transitioning to a new online shopping platform; please bear with us as we work to get that running as soon as possible.

Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund

| BFC Newsflash, News


Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Launches to Support Small Businesses Affected by Record-Breaking Flooding

[Montpelier, July 13, 2023] – The devastating floods that struck our communities this week have left many small businesses and downtown centers in ruins. In response to this crisis, Todd Bailey, known for his successful efforts in providing grants to small businesses after Tropical Storm Irene, has organized a new relief initiative. The Vermont Main Street Flood Relief Fund is commencing its fundraising campaign today, with the aim of extending financial assistance to those severely impacted by the recent flooding.

Meet the Board: Johanna Z

| Board of Directors

Johanna Zalneraitis was elected to the Co-op Board in last November’s election. Her dad has lived in the area since the 1980s; she lived in a downtown apartment for 17 years, which began her shopping at the Co-op. When she bought a house last year, she felt more anchored, wanted to be a more active part of the community, so she ran for the Board of Directors.

Groundworks Collaborative is hiring a Director of Shelters

| BFC Newsflash, Community

Groundworks—a dynamic organization committed to providing shelter, food and supportive services with dignity—is hiring a senior leader to oversee its two shelters; each operating 24/7 and serving roughly 250individuals each year in the Brattleboro, Vermont area. We are seeking a seasoned leader with an extensive track record in enhancing systems, continuous improvement, and excellence in programmatic, operational and people leadership.Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this new position will have the creative opportunity to enhance services and systems to create programmatic and operational excellence. As the senior clinically trained staff member, the Director of Shelters will implement high service delivery standards, support clients and ensure that all services are provided with non judgment and compassion. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will also provide agency-wide leadership and maximize impact by enabling seamless integration between Groundworks’ programs and services—contributing to Groundworks’ culture as a great place to work.