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Co-op Buzz: Positive Change

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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May Positive Change: Spark-Y

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May’s Positive Change recipient is Spark-Y, a local nonprofit organization that empowers over 1,300 Twin Cities youth annually through hands-on school and summer internship programs focused on sustainable agriculture education. Spark-Y’s approach to empowering youth through education rooted in sustainability and entrepreneurship is served through three main programs: School Programming: Spark-Y partners…

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April Positive Change: Frogtown Farm

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April’s Positive Change recipient is Frogtown Farm, a 5.5-acre certified organic urban farm located in the heart of Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Founded in 2013 by Frogtown residents after a ten-year grassroots effort to raise funds and build community support, the farm sits on a 12.7-acre parcel of city-owned park…

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March Positive Change: 2018 MN FoodShare March Campaign

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March’s Positive Change recipient is the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since…

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February Positive Change: Twin Cities Mobile Market

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February’s Positive Change recipient is Twin Cities Mobile Market, a grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, nutritious food directly into under-resourced neighborhoods. This mobile food market closes the gap between food shelves and full-service supermarkets by providing a wide selection of fresh foods at or below market prices in…

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January Positive Change: Youth Farm

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January’s Positive Change recipient is Youth Farm, an organization that provides year-round urban farming programs for youth ages 9 to 24. Since 1995, they’ve cultivated youth leadership by planting, growing, preparing, and selling food throughout the Twin Cities. Youth Farm currently engages well over 200 youth in St. Paul…

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Positive Change: Keystone Community Services

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December’s Positive Change recipient is Keystone Community Services, a St. Paul organization that provides the public with a variety of food access programming and human services. Through these offerings, they strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life. Founded in 1939, Keystone began as a small neighborhood community center.

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Positive Change: Midwest Food Connection

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

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