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Tips for Change



Our staff earn a professional, livable wage that reflects the hard work they all do each day at our brewery. While there is no tip obligation for the excellent service you receive, if you do choose to leave a tip, it will be donated to local non-profit organizations working in our community.

Our team has chosen a number organizations to split the proceeds of our customer tips over the course of the year. These donations come from our customers; we are just the stewards of your generosity.

If you’d like to make an additional contribution to this fund, please do so at the bottom of the page.

2024 Donation Recipients

Cambridge Community Food Shelf
Never turn away someone who is hungry

Based in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, the Cambridge Community Food Shelf’s purpose is to collect and disperse food and necessary items to clients in need. Our motto is we will never turn away someone who is hungry. We assist clients from all over northern Vermont, not just the town of Cambridge. We have a Summer Lunch program which provides lunches to students in Cambridge and several other neighboring communities.

Center for an Agricultural Economy
Transforming our food system for social, economic and ecological vitality

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is a catalyst for change based in Hardwick, Vermont. We support rural communities and working landscapes by building a more interconnected local food system. We work together with our neighbors and partners to cultivate interdependence and investigate how to create the conditions for socially, economically, and ecologically thriving communities.

Hardwick Area Food Pantry
Improving quality food access for all

The Hardwick Area Food Pantry is a multi-site food share pantry with locations in Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Albany, serving Caledonia, Orleans, Lamoille, and Washington Counties. We are committed to innovating and collaborating as a key partner in building a resilient community in the Greater Hardwick area by improving quality and local food access for all.

Johnson Food Shelf
Serving the Johnson Area

The Johnson Food Shelf’s mission is to provide food relief, supplies and outreach to people in need. The Food Shelf focuses outreach to the communities of Belvidere, Eden, Johnson, North Hyde Park and Waterville. No one or family is turned away. We provide food delivery when necessary and patrons may come as often as is needed to have their basic needs met.

Lamoille Community Food Share
To help support and improve the physical well-being of individuals who might otherwise go hungry.

The mission of Lamoille Community Food Share is to help support and improve the physical well-being of individuals who might otherwise go hungry. To this end, we provide supplemental food free of charge in a supportive environment, striving to offer healthy choices within our budget.

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Salvation Farms
Building increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management.

Salvation Farms exists to reduce food loss on farms, increase the use of locally grown food, foster appreciation for Vermont’s agricultural heritage and future, and support the development of just, local food systems. Their Lamoille Valley Gleaning program has successfully served nearly 50 community-based food programs with hundreds of thousands of pounds of wholesome, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The Waterbury Common Market
Formerly the Waterbury Area Food Shelf

The Waterbury Common Market is a Food Resource for folks who are experiencing trouble putting food on their table. We assist lower-income citizens of Waterbury and the surrounding area (including Stowe!) with obtaining food items such as canned and boxed food, personal care items, household items such as toilet paper and cleaners, fresh produce, frozen meat, and dairy items.

Central Vermont Council on Aging
To age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the community you know and love.

Central Vermont Council on Aging is the area’s leading expert and advocate for healthy aging, providing resources and assistance to Vermonters aged 60 and over, their families, and caregivers throughout 54 towns in Central Vermont.

Lamoille Family Center
A safe and secure community where children, youth, and families are empowered, cared for and valued

The Lamoille Family Center affirms the right of all children to grow up in an environment that enables them to become healthy adults by encouraging, educating and celebrating families. LFC is committed to developing a system of care for children and families that weaves together the best practices of professionals, the wisdom and experience of families, and the strengths and hopes of the community.

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Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County
Serving Lamoille County Elders since 1991

The mission of Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County is to improve health and enhance the quality of life for our community elders by providing nutritious food and social interaction. Their volunteer drivers serve ten delivery routes each day, serving local elders with healthy meals, positive advocacy and lasting community partnerships.

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Downstreet Housing & Community Development
Vermont Affordable Housing

Downstreet Housing & Community Development strengthens the communities of Central Vermont by engaging with people, providing affordable homes, and connecting people to the resources and services they need to thrive. They are a nonprofit affordable housing developer and provider, providing services including housing, homeownership education, and helping seniors live independently at home.

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Lamoille Community House
Offering shelter, security, and hope to people experiencing homelessness

The Lamoille Community House offers shelter, security, and hope to people experiencing homelessness. With dignity and kindness, they provide guests with a clean bed, nourishing meals, connection to services, and a safe space to discover their own path toward sustainable housing.

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Lamoille Housing Partnership
Preserving housing affordability & reducing barriers to home ownership

The Lamoille Housing Partnership collaborates with communities to create and preserve quality affordable housing opportunities for Hardwick and Lamoille County. For 30 years, Lamoille Housing Partnership has built and maintained more than 280 high quality and attractive homes and apartments in Lamoille County and Hardwick.

Barre Up
A longterm recovery organization for Barre City

Barre Up supports residents as they navigate the recovery process. We connect to services, meet needs, and help plan for a more resilient future. We are working toward a resident-centered recovery from the July 2023 floods that devastated Barre City

Community Resilience for the Waterbury Area
We’re here to help!

In July of 2023, a number of Vermont towns suffered from devastating flooding. The town of Waterbury rallied quickly to help impacted neighbors with mucking out basements, applying to FEMA, and much more. To lead long-term recovery, Community Resilience for the Waterbury Area (CReW) was formed in August of 2023 as communities worked to rebuild.

Lamoille Area Recovery Network
Serving individuals and families impacted by 2023 flooding

Founded in response to the July 2023 flooding event, the mission of the Lamoille Area Recovery Network (LEARN) is to assist individuals and families impacted by flooding and other natural disasters and support resilience building in light of almost certain future disasters.