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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 a huge impact — to the tune of over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!

Minnesota FoodShare

Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, which provides funds, food and educational materials to nearly 300 food shelves across the state. Minnesota FoodShare began its work in 1982, with a campaign to restock food shelves after holiday donations in the Twin Cities metro area. The effort was so successful that it expanded to a statewide effort and is now the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, having raised over $18.5 million in donations.

When you give to your neighborhood food shelf, one dollar can be turned into two to three meals and feed a person for a day. Twenty dollars can feed a family of four for five days. This year, our goal is to collect 15,000 dollars/pounds for our five local food shelves. On average, they have experienced a 50% increase in demand for food shelf usage since COVID-19 began and due to the inflation of food prices.

100% of donations will directly support:

Your donations are needed more than ever to support those experiencing hunger in our community. Join us in the fight against hunger!