Our 2022 Change Matters program is focused on supporting local nonprofit organizations that uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities and those providing hunger relief. This year, we’re adding an additional focus on aspiring farmers who are immigrants, women and people of Color.
Our Change Matters program generates thousands of dollars for local nonprofits through small change donations made at the register. In 2021, Change Matters raised over $120,000.
BIG RIVER FARMS (A PROGRAM OF THE FOOD GROUP) provides organic-farming education for farmers who have historically been underrepresented in farm ownership— including BIPOC, women, and New American farmers.
DU NORD FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY MARKET provides free healthy foods and supplies for neighbors in need, through online ordering and curbside pick-up.
HMONG AMERICAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION provides collective farm business development, education and advocacy for Hmong American farmers.
NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH ACADEMY works to close the opportunity gap for underserved children and families by focusing on leadership development, academic achievement, life skills, and fitness.
HAVEN HOUSING provides women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future.
THE LINK helps youth and families overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice in North Minneapolis.
SHARING OUR ROOTS is an educational farm committed to resilient agriculture that heals the land, nourishes communities and prepares immigrant, low-income and transitioningfarmers.
GOOD IN THE HOOD initiates and sustains focused acts of kindness as a means of inspiring neighborhood decency and personal transformation.
BLACK MEN TEACH works to recruit, prepare, place and retain Black male teachers in elementary schools.
JUXTAPOSITION ARTS Is a youth art-and design education center, gallery, retail shop, and studio space in North Minneapolis.
SOMALI AMERICAN FARMER ASSOCIATION supports Somali and African immigrant farmers by providing regenerative, indigenous farming training and education.
APPETITE FOR CHANGE brings people together to learn, cook, eat, and grow food as a means to build health, wealth and social change.
These brands are donating a portion of their sales to the Change Matters organizations during select months.
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