Groceries that Give
Outside of the local partnerships we’ve made with various food banks like MGH Food Pantry, Newton Food Pantry, Newton Public Schools, Hospitality Homes, Wellesley United Church, local Community Fridges, to name a few – –
We are taking it a step further.
We are proud to introduce Groceries that Give. Together with our local partners and producers, we will select one product and one local organization or cause each month. A portion of each sale of that item will be sent to that local organization or cause at the end of that month.
How will we choose the local organization or cause each month?
We feel it wouldn’t be a true community effort if it didn’t involve YOU. Going forward, each month we will choose a recipient based on YOUR suggestions, so please let us know which causes and organizations are close to your heart. Crowd-sourcing these local organizations and causes having the largest impact on the communities they serve is the best and most direct way to give back.
We look forward to learning more and sharing with you the incredible work happening right in our own backyard, and hope that this effort will introduce you some new organizations that are making an impact.
During the month of August, Get Grilling! A portion of each sale of NECM Kitchen Marinated Meats will be donated to Victory Programs.
NECM Kitchen is a scratch kitchen where everything is small-batch homemade and home-delivered. Who doesn’t love freshly prepared, but, and chopped fruits and veggies and marinated meats and kebabs ready for the grill? Or, prepared salads, yogurt parfaits, homemade chicken and tuna salads, meatballs, chicken parm, street corn and lobster kits, and more? Let’s face it, we all need a little more delicious convenience in our lives!
Our prepared foods are flavorful and seasonally curated, and loaded with the same premium, nutritional ingredients from local businesses whose products we carry at New England Country Mart (NECM). This not only helps support our community of local businesses, but also speaks to our commitment to the quality of our service and selection.
Victory Programs is a judgement free zone. When other organizations can’t or won’t take people in, Victory Programs does. Victory Programs has been helping individuals and families in crisis in the Boston area for over 40 years. Some 3,200 people turn to Victory Programs for shelter, sustenance, recovery, care, and professional, compassionate support. They employ a harm-reduction model that meets people at the exact point of where they are, and pairs them with individualized services that focus on strength and support. The individuals and families they serve are homeless or precariously housed, and the great majority have histories of trauma, chronic substance use, and mental health issues. In addition, compounding the challenges they face, almost all of those served are living below the Federal Poverty Level of $12,760 per year, per individual.
Past Organzations & Local Producers:
March 2021: Hospitality Homes and Lilly’s Fresh Pasta
April 2021: Hope & Comfort and Nutty Life
May 2021: Caritas Communities and Brewer’s Foods
June 2021: Newton Food Pantry and Sweet Tomatoes
July 2021: Project Giving Kids and Kinnealey Award Winning Back Bay burgers