Change Matters

Co-op is community. Our Change Matters program seeks to exemplify our mission, generating and donating thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations.

For more than 40 years, Change Matters has partnered with organizations doing remarkable things—from building community gardens and feeding families in need, to bringing fresh, local produce into local classrooms.

Our commitment supports our greater mission of rebuilding and investing in our neighborhoods, addressing the hunger crisis, and uplifting communities that deserve support—particularly Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Refugee, and other communities of color.

2023 Change Matters Recipients

MONTH ORGANIZATION ROUNDUP TOTAL PRODUCT PARTNER PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL GRAND TOTAL
January Tubman $9,119.79 Nordic Naturals will donate $1 per unit sold, and From the Ground Up will donate 25 cents per unit sold $674.00 $9,793.79
February In Black Ink $8,527.46 Gustola Granola will donate $1 per unit sold, and Botanical Lucidity will donate 10% of total sales $415.61 $8,943.07
March Food for the People $8,204.28 Seven Sundays will donate $1 per unit sold, and Wonderstate Coffee will donate 50 cents per unit sold $390.55 $8,594.83
April Grand Risings Farm $8,497.68 Four Sigmatic will donate 25 cents per unit sold, and Equal Exchange will donate 50 cents per chocolate bar sold $756.00 $9,253.68
May Midtown Farmer’s Market $9,311.86 Jonny Pops will donate 25 cents per unit sold, and Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces will donate 75 cents per unit sold $416.75 $9,728.61
June Urban Roots $9,174.30 Forage Kombucha will donate 50 cents per unit sold, and SK Coffee will donate 50 cents per unit sold $1,065.50 $10,239.80
July TC Food Justice $9,213.25 Bizzy Coffee will donate $1 per unit sold, and Equal Exchange will donate $1 per packaged coffee sold.

*This total includes a donation match of up to $500 by TCCP.

$1,772.00 $10,985.25
August Avenues for Youth $9,545.02 Jonny Pops will donate 25 cents per unit sold, and Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces will donate 75 cents per unit sold $581.50 $10,126.52
September Tamales y Bicicletas $9,603.41 Bizzy Coffee and Ancient Nutrition will both donate $1 per unit sold $1,547.00 $11,150.41
October Immigrant Law Center $9,133.74 Nordic Naturals will donate $1 per unit sold $1,174.00 $10,307.74
November Division of Indian Work $8,509.85 Taking Stock will donate 25 cents per unit sold, and Seven Sundays will donate $1 per unit sold $556.00 $9,065.85
December  North Country Food Alliance $8,699.90 Sun Leaf Naturals and Bryn Mawr Soap will both donate 10% of total sales $464.50 $9,164.40

2024 Change Matters Recipients

MONTH ORGANIZATION ROUNDUP TOTAL PRODUCT PARTNER PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL GRAND TOTAL
January SACA Food Shelf (Southern Anoka Community Assistance) TBD
February BIPOC Foodways TBD
March Neighborhood Roots TBD
April Midwest Food Connection TBD
May The SEAD Project TBD
June Brightside Produce TBD
July Frogtown Farm TBD
August The Good Acre TBD
September COPAL Education Fund –
Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina
TBD
October Every Meal TBD
November Kilimo Minnesota TBD
December: Owner’s Choice Reuse Minnesota
Youth Link
Legal Rights Center
TBD

Interested in becoming a Change Matters recipient?

If you are a local nonprofit organization that shares our vision of a community with equitable access to healthful, local food, we’d love to hear from you.

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