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.

Our June 2024 Partner

BrightSide Produce works to eliminate food insecurity throughout the Twin Cities by improving access to affordable fresh produce. Founded in 2014, BrightSide helps 40+ small, urban grocery stores offer high quality fresh produce, and provides “pay what you can” and Produce Rx home delivery services. 

Our Impact

$9,736

average monthly impact

$116,834

raised in 2023

84

local nonprofits served
in the last 7 years

$928,249

raised since 2017

2024 Change Matters Recipients

MONTH ORGANIZATION PRODUCT PARTNER ROUND-UP TOTAL PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL GRAND TOTAL
January SACA Food Shelf Baker’s Field Flour & Bread $8,261.17 $1,022.50 $9,283.67
February BIPOC Foodways Nordic Naturals $7,958.72 $2,025.00 $9,983.72
March Neighborhood Roots Maazah Chutney $8,041.57 $71.00 $8,112.57
April Midwest Food Connection Bizzy Cold Brew $8,220.40 $864.00 $9,084.40
May The SEAD Project Jonny Pops $8,602.73 $1,175.44 $9,778.17
June Brightside Produce Sun Leaf Naturals,  Jinx Tea, and Triple Crown BBQ
July Frogtown Farm Botanical Lucidity and Bizzy Cold Brew
August The Good Acre Natural Factors and Jonny Pops
September COPAL Education Fund Bizzy Cold Brew
October Every Meal Nordic Naturals
November Kilimo Minnesota Taking Stock Foods
December Owner’s Vote: Reuse Minnesota, Youth Link, or Legal Rights Center

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 local food, we’d love to hear from you. We partner with certified 501(c)(3) organizations committed to hunger relief, food access, supporting emerging and immigrant farmers, with an emphasis on uplifting our BIPOC community. Applications will open October 1, 2024. Please check back.

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