We cultivate relationships with local growers, producers, educators, food justice advocates, community builders and change-makers for a more sustainable world. Our co-op is committed to building a healthy community and supporting the organizations that do important work in our neighborhoods and beyond. Here’s a handful of our local partners:
Minneapolis Public School’s True Food Taste Tests
Each year MPS’s elementary and middle schools host three lunchtime taste tests that expose students to new recipes and encourage them to be adventurous eaters and think critically about their food. The Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op is the primary sponsor of the True Food Taste Tests, providing crucial funding to bring these taste tests to 45 Minneapolis schools and 22,000 local kids per year.
The Coven is a community and shared workspace for women, non-binary and trans people in Minneapolis and St Paul. They are committed to “doing the most good” and creating a more just and equitable community in the Twin Cities. We’re proud to provide healthy, local and organic food for their community.
Friends of the Linden Hills Library
Friends of Linden Hills Library is a volunteer-run organization that serves as ambassadors for the library and advocates for community needs. Every spring, Linden Hills Co-op hosts a book drive for their annual book sale that raises important funds to keep the local library up and running.
The Aliveness Project
The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, they have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking their members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives. We’re proud to support The Aliveness Project through food drives and other initiatives throughout the year.
Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
LHENA exists to provide a structure for neighborhood leadership, offer avenues of participation, promote shared resources, and carry forward a shared vision of our beloved community. We partner with LHENA on a neighborhood composting program that provides municipal composting access to our apartment-dwelling neighbors at the Wedge.
Learn more about the composting program here
Local Food Shelves
We’re proud to partner with Joyce Uptown Food Shelf, Groveland Food Shelf, First Nations Kitchen, Sister’s Camelot and others to increase food access and reduce food waste through regular food donations from our grocery stores and distribution warehouse.
The Wedge Co-op donates culled produce on a weekly basis to the pigs at Herbivorous Acres and Farmaste Animal Sanctuary.