Caledonia Food Co-op Meets First Fundraising Goal In Store Purchase Effort

ST. JOHNSBURY — Challenge accepted. Goal met. Caledonia Food Co-op board members just 16 days ago communicated to its members an opportunity to buy the Railroad Street building where Walgreens vacated earlier this year and the need to generate $150,000 toward that effort in less than two weeks. The goal called for the money to be pledged by Monday in order to make a total payment of $175,000 by today. “We met our goal,” board member Jay Craven said in an email on Wednesday. He called the response to the call for support “extraordinary.” Craven said more than 200 individuals or families responded to the financial need. “I have never seen anything like it,” he said.