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March Positive Change: 2019 MN FoodShare March Campaign

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners 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…

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February Positive Change: East Side Table

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners 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…

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January Positive Change: REACH Together

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners 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…

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December Positive Change: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

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December’s Positive Change recipient is Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (HQB), a nonprofit social service agency open to all, primarily serving the Summit University area of Saint Paul and the broader Twin Cities metro. Celebrating their 90th year of operation, HQB continues to improve quality-of-life in Saint Paul by providing access to critical…

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November Positive Change: Midwest Food Connection

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November’s Positive Change recipient is Midwest Food Connection (MFC), a local nonprofit that inspires and empowers young school children to make healthy and responsible food choices. Founded in 1993 by Mississippi Market and Wedge Community Co-op as a community outreach initiative, MFC educates children about natural foods. Since then, the initiative has grown and flourished as…

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October Positive Change: Face to Face

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October’s Positive Change recipient is Face to Face (FTF), a community clinic on Saint Paul’s East Side that empowers youth to overcome barriers and strive toward living healthy, self-sufficient lives. Founded in 1972, FTF provides access to medical, mental health, and homeless-youth services to over 3,300 children and young adults ages 11–24…

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September Positive Change: Hmong American Farmers Association

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September’s Positive Change recipient is the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA), a member-based organization started and led by local Hmong farmers who work to uplift immigrant voices while building wealth in Saint Paul’s Hmong American community. HAFA strives to advance the prosperity of Minnesota’s Hmong American farmers and their families through cooperative endeavors, economic…

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August Positive Change: North Country Food Alliance

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August’s Positive Change recipient is North County Food Alliance (NCFA), a cooperatively run non-profit dedicated to eliminating food waste and increasing access to fresh produce for low-income communities throughout the Twin Cities. Founded in Saint Paul in 2013, NCFA reduces food waste through the diversion and redistribution of surplus food from…

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July Positive Change: American Indian Family Center

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July’s Positive Change recipient is the American Indian Family Center (AIFC). Located on Saint Paul’s East Side, AIFC has provided culturally specific, holistic health services to clients and their families for over 20 years. They host cooking demonstrations, provide clients with healthful recipe ideas, run an on-site farmers’ market,…

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June Positive Change: Cookie Cart

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June’s Positive Change recipient is Cookie Cart, a nonprofit organization that provides teens ages 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life, and leadership skills through experience and training in their urban bakeries. Cookie Cart has been providing teens with these opportunities at their North Minneapolis bakery in a safe,…

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