Concern for Community

Over the last four decades, our grant programs, food donations, paid staff volunteer service hours and other giving projects have built community gardens, fed hungry families, brought local produce into our kids’ classrooms, expanded fresh food access and much, much more. We’re committed to building a strong, equitable food system for all.

Currently, our community giving dollars are rebuilding and investing in our neighborhoods, addressing the hunger crisis, and uplifting our Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Refuge and other communities of Color. We are not currently issuing in-kind donations for events or community groups, but instead focusing our resources on larger initiatives that have great impacts on our community.

Check back here for updates on the work that we’re doing in our community.

Change Matters

Our Change Matters program generates thousands of dollars for local community-enrichment organizations through small change donations collected at the registers. Our Product Partners program boosts donations through partnerships with co-op vendors who donate a portion of their sales. Simply round up your purchases or shop the featured products at the Wedge or Linden Hills Co-op to make a lasting impact in your community.

In 2022, we’re focusing our Change Matters efforts on three key initiatives:

  • Empowering Black, Indigenous, and other communities of Color
  • Supporting organizations working in hunger relief
  • Supporting up-and-coming farmers of Color through partnerships with local farm associations

December will be an owner choice month. Owners will vote on a slate of organizations to be the recipient of the December funds as a part of the 2022 Co-op Election. The slate will be determined by the Change Matters committee and co-op leadership.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 CHANGE MATTERS YEAR. Please review the 2022 program guidelines and submit your application to outreach@tccp.coop by October 1.

2022 Change Matters Application

 

2021 CHANGE MATTERS RECIPIENTS

MONTH ORGANIZATION TOTAL RAISED PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL RAISED
January Pillsbury United Communities $10,019.67 From the Ground Up Snacks will donate 25¢ for every product sold. $126.25
February Juxtaposition Arts $9,054.21 Alaffia will donate 10% of total sales. $182.05
March Sisters Camelot $11,136.02 Equal Exchange will donate $1 for every bulk pound of Love Buzz Sold. Seven Sundays will also donate $1 for every product sold. $360.78
April Northside Residents Redevelopment Council  $11,998.16 Ferndale Market will donate 10% of total sales. $540
May Isuroon $12,149.37 Pranarom will donate 10% of total sales. $1,173.88
June North Country Food Alliance $10,409.45 JonnyPops and Big Watt will each donate 10% of total sales. $804.32
July Voices for Racial Justice $10,598.53 Forage Kombucha will donate 10% of total sales. Bizzy Coffee will be donating $.50 for every item sold. $891.00
August Ujamaa Place $9,803.70 Peace Coffee will donate 10% of bulk coffee sales. $1,535.15
September Sanctuary Covenant’s Good in the Hood Program Kalona SuperNatural will donate 10% of total sales.
October Northside Achievement Zone Gustola Granola will donate $1 per product sold.
November MIGIZI Taking Stock will donate 10% of total sales.
December Owners Choice

 

2020 CHANGE MATTERS RECIPIENTS

MONTH ORGANIZATION TOTAL RAISED
January The Lift Garage $13,747.05
February Mobile Menders $13,087.74
March House of Charity $14,224.53
April Second Harvest HeartlandOpen Arms of MNThe Sheridan Story $9,459.14
May Second Harvest HeartlandOpen Arms of MNThe Sheridan Story $9,797.49
June Green Card Voices $10,807.06
July Walk In Counseling Center $11,563.23
August Community Emergency Service $10,652.73
September Mission Animal Hospital
$11,071.57
October Nawayee Center School $10,541.02
November Centro De Trabajadores Unidos En La Lucha (CTUL) $10,490.82
December North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS) $11,069.85

2020 CHANGE MATTERS PRODUCT PARTNERS – HELPING TO INCREASE OUR REGISTER ROUND UP DONATIONS

MONTH BRAND TOTAL
January Gustola Granola donated $1 for every bag sold to The Lift Garage  $160
February SunLeaf Naturals donated 50¢ for every product sold to Mobile Menders $95.00
March Deane’s Kombucha donated 25¢ for every bottle sold to House of Charity $188.50
April Forage Kombucha donated 10% of total sales to Second Harvest HeartlandOpen Arms of MNThe Sheridan Story $286.81
May Bizzy Coffee donated 25¢ for every bottle sold to Second Harvest HeartlandOpen Arms of MNThe Sheridan Story $97.75
June Seven Sundays donated $1 for every item sold to Green Card Voices $205.00
July Jonny Pops donated 10% of total sales to Walk In Counseling Center $683.06
August Ferndale Market donated 10% of total sales to Community Emergency Service
$1,651.37
September Kalona SuperNatural will donate 10% of total sales to Mission Animal Hospital
$1,227.31
October Lulu Organics will donate 10% of total sales to Nawayee Center School. $54.27
November SK Coffee will donate 10% of total sales to Centro De Trabajadores Unidos En La Lucha (CTUL). $267.93
December Triple Crown BBQ Sauce will donate 50¢ for every bottle sold to North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS). $67
January 2021 From the Ground Up Snacks will donate 25¢ for every product sold to Pillsbury United Communities.
February 2021 Alaffia will donate 10% of total sales to Juxtaposition Arts.