Our 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. Each month, we feature one local nonprofit organization at all three of our stores and raise funds through register round ups and reusable bag credits for donation to their cause. It’s our way of saying thanks and giving back directly to our community.
St. Paul-based nonprofits are encouraged to apply! We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Recipients are chosen quarterly throughout the year. On average, our customers raise over $8,000 per month for Positive Change recipients.
Groups supported are typically organizations with missions pertaining to local and sustainable agriculture, hunger initiatives, food access, and nutrition education. We promote each organization chosen through in-store signage, website and social media posts, and in our bi-monthly member-owner newsletter. Recent recipients have included organizations such as Tanka Fund, Open Arms of Minnesota, Midwest Food Connection, Frogtown Farm, Hmong American Farmers Association, Fruits of the City, Growing West Side, Dream of Wild Health, and more. If you work for a local nonprofit dedicated to improving our community through healthful food, we encourage you to apply today!
To apply, simply download our Positive Change Program Policy & Request Form and return it to our customer service staff or email a completed one to Education & Events Specialist Katie Marty. We look forward to working with you!