Suspended Groceries is an initiative designed by Williams College students, who worked with Wild Oats Market to launch the program at the co-op in the Spring of 2014. The Suspended Groceries program allows shoppers to “suspend” one or more of the purchases they make at Wild Oats Market, for another shopper who may be in need of a little help. Through this unique program, the co-op makes fresh foods more accessible to everyone in the North Berkshire community.
It’s easy to suspend an item for another shopper. Just go to any register, select one or more items from the Suspended Groceries coupon display, and add it to your order. You will be charged for the suspended item(s), and a coupon for the item(s) will be issued. Suspended Grocery coupons are given to a local food assistance provider (such as a local food pantry), which distributes them.
Participating in Suspended Groceries is easy, inexpensive, and directly benefits our community. Wild Oats Market, the first grocery store in the area to adopt Suspended Groceries, was delighted to work with Kinetic, a Williams College student group, to introduce this new concept to the community.