GCG Tables at Connecting Hope Event in Barre

548447_351271388295254_540165639_n.jpgNotes From the Field by Terri Jordan, Barre Town resident and proud GCG member-owner

In a continuing effort to keep Granite City Grocery in the forefront of Barre’s community, GCG had a table at this weekend’s Connecting Hope event at the Barre Aud.  Along with at least 15 other community-based organizations, GCG volunteers spoke with a diverse demographic group about what we hope to offer all members of our community through our store.  Many folks signed up to receive our newsletters and internet communications.  At least one person made their first payment to become a new GCG member-owner, while others took home info so they could do more research about GCG and/or make payments via the ‘net'.

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Take the Challenge


Join Granite City Grocery owners in taking Hunger Free Vermont's 3SquaresVT Challenge during National Hunger & Homelessness Week which starts November 17th and ends November 23rd, the week just prior to Thanksgiving.  

What is the Challenge?  The Challenge is to shop and live on a Food Stamp budget during the week...approximately $30 per week for a single person.  Can you eat healthy on that kind of a budget?  What will you go without?  How will you feel?



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Soup Recipes to Share!

Soup_Bowl.jpgThere were over a dozen soups to taste and enjoy for dinner at our October 22nd A Place at the Table film showing.  Granite City Grocery owners made them and brought them in crockpots to share with 80+ people.  

They were so delicious!  Why not share the recipes?

Here they are!  Thank you to all of the contributors.

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Taking Our Seat at the Table

Over 80 people attended a free soup dinner, screening, and post-film discussion of the "engaging and enraging" documentary A Place at the Table on Tuesday, October 17.

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Ten Reasons GCG Counts in our Community!

Here are Ten Reasons Why Granite City Grocery Counts in our community!

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The End of Farmer's Market

images.jpgGCG Volunteer Terri Jordan shares her 'thoughts from Farmers' Market'.  The last one of the year!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have made this outreach effort possible:  Gayle Poinsette, Linda Seel, Terri Jordan, Nick Landry, Chris Riddell, Phil Gentile, Dan Stein, Sherry Rhynard, and Peter Anthony!

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Director Candidate Application Packages Online - Due October 18th!


The Granite City Grocery Nominations Committee is ready to accept candidate applications for GCG Directors!  To download the application, click here.


Free Soup Dinner & Film Screening: A Place at the Table


Why are almost 50 million Americans hungry, and why are more than 23.5 million kids and teenagers overweight or obese (and sometimes hungry, too)?  What triggers and connects these trends?  What systems and institutions perpetuate food insecurity, and what reforms will ensure that people get the healthy food they need?

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Preparations Underway for Annual Meeting


The first ever Annual Meeting of Granite City Grocery owners is being planned for Friday, November 15th!  While we don't have a time and location firmed up yet, we do know that it will be in the evening most likely with food and fun!  Of course, the necessary items will be on the agenda such as Director elections and our annual meeting report. 

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Call for Board of Director Candidates


Are you a Granite City Grocery owner?  Are you interested in helping make Granite City Grocery a reality?  Do you have the time and energy to join GCG's hard-working Board of Directors?  If you answered yes to all three, perhaps you'll consider running for a seat on Granite City Grocery's board in our first ever Director elections!  If you're interested, read on!

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