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 a huge impact — to the tune of over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
March’s Positive Change recipient is the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The Minnesotsa FoodShare March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since 1982. Nearly one in 10 households in Minnesota struggle with food insecurity and one in eight children struggles with hunger. March’s Positive Change funds will assist in efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity by helping to restock five local Saint Paul food shelves.
Last year, Mississippi Market Co-op shoppers raised a combined 18,548 dollars/pounds of donated food during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. In collaboration with 16 other food co-ops throughout Minnesota, shoppers raised 128,964 dollars/pounds of donated food for over 25 food shelves statewide. This total ranked the Cooperating Minnesota Food Co-ops team second in the state as a top campaign supporter. This year, our Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign goal at Mississippi Market is a combined 19,000 dollars raised/pounds of food donated ($15,000 and 4,000 pounds of food).
One hundred percent of donations will directly support five Saint Paul-based food shelves, including:
- Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
- Keystone Community Services
- Interfaith Action’s Department of Indian Work
- Neighborhood House
- Merrick Community Services
Your donations and generosity will increase community food access in the neighborhoods we serve. Join us in the fight against hunger!