Positive Change Program

Previously known as our Eco-Stamp program, we’ve revamped our bag credit and donation program and given it a new name - Positive Change. The name is a nod to our mission statement: to create positive change in the community by influencing the production, distribution, and enjoyment of food.

Plus with this change, we’re raising the stakes, literally, by increasing each bag credit to be worth 10¢ instead of five. With these changes, we’ll need your help in creating the most positive change in our communities; we’ll be asking each shopper to round up their purchases to the next dollar amount to donate to our Positive Change recipient of the month. It may just be a few cents or spare change, but the impact on our community is astounding.

positiveChangeSt. Paul-based non-profits are welcome to apply for the Positive Change Program. Simply click here to download the Positive Change Program Policy & Request Form and return it to our customer service staff or email Katie Marty, Education & Events Specialist, at kmarty@msmarket.coop. Recipients of our Positive Change donation program are typically organizations with missions pertaining to local & sustainable agriculture, local hunger initiatives, and nutrition education.

2016 Positive Change recipients:

January ~ Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate

February ~ Growing West Side

March ~ Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

April ~ Frogtown Farm

May ~ Face to Face

June ~ Cycles for Change

July ~ The Food Group’s Fruits of the City program

August ~ Slow Money Minnesota’s Grow a Farmer Fund

September ~ Hmong American Farmers Association

October ~ Cooperative Development Services

November ~ Midwest Food Connection

December ~ Open Arms