Positive Change Program

Mississippi Market’s Positive Change program is a nod to our mission statement: to create positive change in the community by influencing the production, distribution, and enjoyment of food. Through the program, Mississippi Market shoppers and staff support healthful food access, local agriculture, and nutrition education.

When you bring your own reusable bag, you’ll receive a credit of 10¢ and can choose to donate it to our Positive Change recipient of the month or use it to save on your shopping trip total. You may also round up your purchases to the next dollar amount for monthly Positive Change recipients. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your impact on our community is astounding. Thank you for helping us raise on average over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!

St. Paul-based nonprofits are encouraged to apply for our Positive Change Program. Recipients are typically organizations with missions pertaining to local and sustainable agriculture, hunger initiatives, food access, nutrition education, and environmental sustainability. At Mississippi Market Natural Food Co-op’s discretion, the Positive Change recipient calendar may be preempted to raise emergency or disaster relief funds.

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Return your completed Positive Change request form to customer service staff, mail it to our Selby store, or email a completed copy to Education & Events Specialist Katie Marty. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and are reviewed on a bi-annual basis.

2018 Positive Change Recipients

March 2018 – Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
TOTAL: $18,548

February 2018 – Twin Cities Mobile Market
TOTAL: $9,507.38

January 2018 – Youth Farm
TOTAL: $9,614.67

2017 Positive Change Recipients

December 2017 – Keystone Community Services
TOTAL: $10,377.28

November 2017 – Midwest Food Connection
TOTAL: $11,504.34

October 2017 – Dream of Wild Health
TOTAL: $12,977.01

September 2017 – Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)
TOTAL: $11,816.63

August 2017 – Land Stewardship Project
TOTAL: $10,652.73

July 2017 – Friends of the Mississippi River
TOTAL: $11,239.97

June 2017 – Urban Roots
TOTAL: $11,464.57

May 2017 – Minnesota Food Association
TOTAL: $12,146.24

April 2017 – Women’s Advocates
TOTAL: $13,826.58

March 2017 – Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
TOTAL: $16,773.36

February 2017 – The Family Place
TOTAL: $9,778.07

January 2017 – Tanka Fund
TOTAL: $10,441.38