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Jacqueline Hannah, Assistant Director,

Food Co-op Initiative

2021 Neighboring Co-operator Award recipient

The Neighboring Food Co-op Association raises funds for the Cooperative Education Fund with its Neighboring Cooperator Award

The “Neighboring Co-operator Award” acknowledges special contributions made to the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) and the advancement of our vision by a staff member, director or member of an NFCA Member Co-op or partner organization. As part of the award, the NFCA makes a contribution to the Cooperative Education Fund  in honor of the recipient and invites other co-ops, organizations and individuals to do so as well.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Cooperative Education Fund in honor of our Neighboring Co-operators, please use the "Donate" button below!

At our 10th Annual Meeting in 2021, the NFCA honored Jacqueline Hannah, Assistant Director at Food Co-op Initiative (FCI), with the award, acknowledging zer leadership and contribution to our collaborative efforts to grow food co-op startups in the Northeast and nationwide.

Past recipients of the award, launched in 2015, have included Alex Gyori, former General Manager of Brattleboro Food Co-op (VT); Terry Appleby, General Manager of Hanover Co-op Food Stores (NH & VT); Kay Litten, NFCA Board Member and longtime Director of Hanover Co-op Food Stores (NH & VT), Roger Noonan, President of the New England Farmers Union; Patrice Lockert Anthony, President of GreenStar Co-op Markets (NY); and Joanne Todd, Director at Willimantic Food Co-op (CT) and CEO, Northeast Family Credit Union.

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