This year we are thrilled to be partnering with organizations in our community who work to empower and uplift Black, Indigenous an other communities of Color (BIPOC), along with those who are working to address the hunger crisis that has been amplified by the pandemic. Our shoppers’ generous Change Matters donations totaled over $140,000 in 2020. We’re honored to be part of such a caring community and excited to support this year’s groups.
Pillsbury United Communities
A united system of programs, community centers and social justice enterprises.
Developing community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.
Working to address the hunger crisis by sharing nutritious foods with those in need through free food distribution, gardening and their kitchen bus.
Informs, engages, and facilitates the residents of the Near North and Willard Hay neighborhoods in Minneapolis to be primary agents for improving the social, economic, environmental, and livability conditions in their community.
Building Somali women’s and girl’s social connectedness and self-sufficiency so that they can lead healthier, more productive lives in Minnesota and globally.
North Country Food Alliance
Addressing the hunger crisis by partnering with local businesses to reduce food waste, redistribute it to those in need, and grow food in community gardens.
Voices for Racial Justice
Building power through collective cultural and healing strategies for racial justice across Minnesota through organizing, leadership training, community policy, and research.
Providing holistic transformation for young African-American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty by helping them to achieve brotherhood, stability, and personal success.
Sanctuary Covenant’s Good in the Hood Program
Addressing the hunger crisis in North Minneapolis through the bimonthly distribution of free food to families in need.
Northside Achievement Zone
Working to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis by helping North Minneapolis youth be college and career ready.
Nurturing the development of Native American youth in order to unleash their creativity and dreams by establishing a circle of support
Owner Choice Month
Owners will vote on a slate of organizations to be the recipient of these funds as a part of the 2021 Co-op Election.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PARTNERS!
Each year, we partner with co-op vendors to help increase our Change Matters funds. The businesses listed below are donating a portion of their co-op sales to our Change Matters partners.