As millions of lives are affected by the pandemic, many community members are left wondering, “what can I do to help?”
We’re proud to carry hundreds of local products from small family farms and local producers. Each local purchase supports families in our communities and boosts the local economy.
Here’s some of our local favorites for this summer:
- Salad Girl Dressings
- Izzy’s Ice Cream
- Triple Crown Barbecue Sauce
- Forage Kombucha
- Angelica’s Garden Ferments
- Pranarom Aromashield Bug Defense
Keep your fellow shoppers and co-op staff in mind when you visit our stores. Stay updated on changes at our stores due to COVID-19 at tccp.coop/coronavirus-updates. Remember these safety guidelines:
- Always wear a mask while shopping.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from staff members and other customers.
- Be mindful of store capacity limits and adjusted hours. The first hour of the day is reserved for especially vulnerable customers. Stay updated on the co-op’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page for the most current information on adjusted hours.
- Plan to shop alone if possible, and do not shop when you’re feeling ill.
- Shop with Co-op Curbside to help reduce the number of customers in the store. Learn more at tccp.coop/curbside.
Support Your Neighbors
Learn how you can get involved in the efforts to support community members in need.
Minnesota Central Kitchen
Minnesota Central Kitchen is a partnership among Chowgirls Killer Catering, Loaves & Fishes, Second Harvest Heartland, and several local restaurants and kitchens. Together they feed hundreds of people every day and employ cooks, restaurant workers and caterers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Our commissary kitchen at the Wedge Table is supporting the effort by cooking meals in partnership with Minnesota Central Kitchen that will be sent out to folks in need. Visit Second Harvest Heartland’s website to learn about how you can support their work.
July Food Drive at the Co-op
At the co-op, we donate our past-date bread, deli items, produce and more to local food shelves several times a week. In July, we’re asking customers to help meet the increased need by donating essential food and supplies to our partners. We’ll be posting a list of most-needed items in store, on our website and through our social media channels. Customers are welcome to bring in items to donate from home or purchase them in store.
Volunteer Opportunities with HandsOn Twin Cities
HandsOn Twin Cities has created a volunteer hub specifically for opportunities surrounding communities and individuals impacted by COVID-19. Visit handsontwincities.org to find an opportunity that’s right for you.