Healthy Living and Café celebrates over $49,000 donated to fight hunger

Wilton Food Pantry, Franklin Community Center Food Shelf, South Burlington Food Shelf and Feeding Chittenden benefit from 2020 round-up campaign

WILLISTON and S. BURLINGTON, VT. / SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (March 23, 2021) — Healthy Living and Café today announces that a combined $49,167 has been donated to food banks in each of its three communities as a result of its round-up campaign, Together We Can Help.

With each Healthy Living location having chosen its own beneficiary, four organizations received a donation for the 2020 fundraising campaign. In Vermont, $24,701 will be provided to Feeding Chittenden and $18,904 to the South Burlington Food Shelf — with all of the Williston location’s donations going to Feeding Chittenden, and the South Burlington Food Shelf and Feeding Chittenden receiving a 50/50 split of the South Burlington location’s round-up proceeds. In Saratoga, the Wilton Food Pantry and the Franklin Community Center Food Shelf have each received $3,186.

“Making such impactful donations is a team effort,” says Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, CEO of Healthy Living. “We are thankful to our generous guests who share our desire to build stronger communities by helping our friends and neighbors. Food insecurity is a severe, increasing issue nationwide. With so many people facing hunger in the communities we serve since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we hope these donations will make a difference.”

Guests can share in the mission to support the work of community-oriented nonprofits by choosing to round up at the register. This year, Together We Can Help donations will go to the Wilton Food Pantry, Franklin Community Center Food Shelf, the South Burlington Food Shelf and Feeding Chittenden.


Healthy Living and Café is a regional, independent supermarket specializing in local, organic, and natural foods, with stores located in South Burlington and Williston, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, New York. Founded by Katy Lesser in 1986, Healthy Living was a pioneer in the early natural foods movement in Vermont. The company now employs 320 team members across the three locations and is managed by Lesser and her two children, Eli and Nina. Healthy Living is committed to creating a premier grocery store experience, selling the finest and cleanest food at the fairest prices possible while supporting local farmers and producers. Healthy Living is a triple bottom line company focused on mission, vision and values from the top down. For more information, visit