Support Phase 2: The Monadnock Restaurant Project

Thanks to our amazing community, the Monadnock Restaurant Project Crowdfunding Campaign surpassed our latest goal -- reaching the 75% raised mark by the end of last week. In fact, we're now at 81% of our goal.

A big thank you to 17ROX for offering a matching challenge snapped up quickly by Electronic Imaging Materials. 17ROX offers affordable artist studios for rent in downtown Keene. 17ROX rocks!

Every single dollar raised gets us closer to our goal. Help us reach the 90% raised mark by the end of this week:
The Movement is Growing

The Historical Society of Cheshire County is conducting a pop-up membership campaign inspired by the Monadnock Restaurant Project. The board and staff of the Historical Society have chipped in to purchase 25 gift cards for local restaurants. On March 19, the gift cards will be given to randomly selected members of the Historical Society. Learn more!
About the Monadnock Restaurant Project

So far, we have purchased $10,000 in gift cards from various locally owned restaurants in Keene. We then dispersed these gift cards to community members through partnering businesses, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Nanotech, and Savings Bank of Walpole. These businesses shared gift cards with their staff with the charge to spend these cards quickly, providing an immediate shot in the arm to Keene's local restaurant economy this winter.

These cards are not a gift but a call to action. We anticipate that community members will spend at least twice the amount of what their gift card is worth, doubling the project’s impact by infusing $20,000 into these cash-strapped businesses. The more we spend locally, the more dollars we reinvest in our local economy.

We’re now raising funds to fuel another round of this project in March – so we can include more restaurants and produce a larger positive ripple effect in our community. Eat, drink and build community!

Please take a look at our campaign. Be sure to watch the video at the top of the campaign page (and also below).

How to Support This Campaign

There are two ways to support this campaign. One is to give a contribution online — click on the blue “Donate Now” button on our page to get started.

If you prefer to give “offline,” please make your check out to Culinary Journeys and mail it to 178 W Surry Rd, Keene, NH 03431-4944.

Each and every donation helps our homegrown stimulus effort.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best, Jen

PS: Please share our crowdfunding campaign with your friends and family! Thank you!
Snacktime Selfie Contest
From February 15 - March 31

The Monadnock Restaurant Project Snacktime Selfie Contest continues. Snap a photo of your break, lunch, dinner, or anything in between that you purchased from a local restaurant, upload it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the #MonadnockRestaurantProject AND #SnacktimeSelfie hashtags. THREE lucky winners will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice! Entries are due by 3/31 at 11:59 pm. Eat local today, and you could win big!