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Create Positive Change

Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes a huge impact — to the tune of over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!

Open Arms of MN has been nourishing and building community since 1986. Open Arms believes people who are sick should not be without food and, furthermore, food is medicine. They provide healthy, medically tailored meals that can improve the lives and health outcomes of those living with life-threatening illnesses.

Open Arms of Minnesota grows, cooks, packages and delivers approximately 22,000 meals weekly, free of charge, to an average of 1,500 individuals living with severe illnesses, as well as their dependents and caregivers, throughout the Twin Cities Area and greater Minnesota.

A typical once-weekly delivery for each client includes 14 medically tailored meals made in their kitchen, including a variety of entrees, sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as fresh fruit, snacks, and fresh-baked bread and desserts from our bakery.

 How will the funds be used? 

Donations will be used to support the meal, delivery, and nutrition services programs.