The Community Aid fund is populated by fellow coop members to help make local, organic food available to those experiencing financial hardship. We believe that healthy food should be available to all and not just a privilege of well-to-do.
Membership fees may be worked off by putting in 7 hours at the depot (2 hours of requested volunteer time, and 5 hours for the $65.00 fee) delivery of shares, or other volunteer efforts like writing newsletter articles/researching recipes, or contributing to website content. If you are unable to physically work at the depot, there are still many options.
How to Apply:
1) Email Tamara@farmdirectcoop.org to request an application. Completed applications should be returned to the FDC via mail to FDC, Box 1146, Marblehead, MA, 01945 or via email before May 1st.
2) Enroll for the shares you would like to receive and send in a deposit.
3) Receive a notification of your award by June 1st. Alter share types if necessary to meet your financial goals.
We rely on your honesty, as we do not collect financial statements. We give current and potential members the length of the enrollment process to apply for aid. The deadline for application is May 1st, 2018. Award letters will be emailed to recipients by June 1st. Please note that you must be enrolled in the Farm Direct Coop in order to be considered for financail aid. If you decide to drop before the season begins, your deposit will be fully refunded.
Please contact tamara at farmdirectcoop dot org if you have further questions about Community Aid