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Michael Whitman Earns Co-op’s Allen and Nan King Service Award

Lyme, New Hampshire resident Michael Whitman is the 2018 Allen and Nan King Award recipient for community service from the Hanover Co-op Food Stores. Hanover Co-op board member Anthony Roisman presented the 2018 King Award at the Co-op’s recent annual meeting, noting Whitman’s enduring commitment to community organizations and people in need. 

Those traits were exemplified by the multiple nominations Michael received. He has been a willing volunteer (and board member) for numerous programs supporting conservation, mental health, affordable housing and senior cohousing. He has served on the boards of Headrest and of Second Growth; two organizations that deal with suicide counseling and prevention in the Upper Valley. In 2015, Michael served as the honorary chair of the PADDLEPOWER fundraiser for West Central Behavioral Health to support their continuing efforts to prevent suicide. He also is the executive producer and prime motivator of a beautiful set of CDs of wonderfully consoling music by nationally famous performers (Before Their Time, www.beforetheirtime.org). The Allen and Nan King Award is now in its 22nd year and features a $500 award which recipients give to the charity of their choice.

About Hanover Co-op Food Stores

The Hanover Co-op Food Stores—also know as the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society—is owned by more than 24,000 members. The Co-op seeks to build a well-nourished community cultivated through cooperation. From its founding in 1936 by 17 Dartmouth College professors and their spouses, the Hanover Co-op has grown to become the oldest and second largest of its kind in the United States. Today, the Co-op serves more than 5,000 customers each day. For more than 80 years, the Co-op has maintained a stated commitment to buying locally produced food. With locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, this cooperative generates sales of more than $70 million annually from its three grocery stores, community market and auto service center.

Hanover Co-op Food Stores
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Hanover, NH 03755