Wild Oats Market contributes regularly to community organizations that support the populations of Berkshire County, Rensselaer County and southern Vermont. We are focused on supporting organizations that have as a goal improving and/or educating consumers about the nutritional quality of food; improving sustainability in food production; and/or supporting local food production and food security.
To request a donation, please fill out the Donation Request Form and return it to the Customer Service Desk at Wild Oats, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Wild Oats Market, ATTN: Marketing/Member Services Manager, 320 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267. If you are a non-profit, please include certification of your non-profit status. Also, if you have any printed materials on your organization or the program for which you are requesting a donation, please include copies. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, and followed up with a call to the Marketing/Membership Manager a few days after the request has been submitted.
Wild Oats makes donations in the form of product or a gift card. Because we receive many donation requests, we attempt to spread our donations out among as broad a spectrum of community organizations as possible. We are more likely to make small donations to many different organizations on a frequent basis than we are to make large donations to a few organizations. We do not donate to individuals; nor to organizations with political or religious affiliations.
Wild Oats Market participates in community events, like health fairs at schools and businesses, throughout the year. If you wish to invite us to participate in an event, please contact us at email@example.com. If you are a community business or organization who would like to partner with Wild Oats on an event, please contact our Marketing Department.
Pine Cobble Healthy School Lunch Program
Wild Oats Market partners with the Pine Cobble School in Williamstown to offer healthy school lunches to students five days a week. This innovative program helps ensure that the students at Pine Cobble have healthy options for lunch every day, including children with food allergies and special dietary needs. The Healthy School Lunch program is delicious (Taco Tuesdays are especially popular) and affordable ($5 per day per child, for a lunch that includes entree, salad bar, milk, cheese and fruit).
Healthy Food for All Program
Healthy Food for All is a community food assistance program that offers a 10% discount on most store purchases to individuals and families who qualify for the program. The goal of this program is to make healthy, delicious food accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of their income level. To qualify for the program, an individual must be enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Service). For more information about this program and an application, follow this link. You can also pick up a Healthy Food for All application at our Customer Service desk.
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.