The Community Shopping Days program has a bright new look for 2017!
After 16 successful years, we thought it was high time for a little touchup, so the Community Shopping Day program has been refreshed and renewed as the Community Food Co-op SEED program.
The program is fundamentally the same. The Co-op will continue to donate 2 percent of our total sales on the third Saturday of every month, and Co-op shoppers can continue to donate at the register any day during the month to benefit the recipient organization.
we are planting the seed and hope to grow donations for these worthy community organizations
You may have already noticed the updated look on the bulletin boards at the front of our stores and at the registers. By increasing visibility for the program we are planting the seed and hope to grow donations for these worthy community organizations.
Local community organizations apply for the donation program in the summer and are selected by the Co-op’s Member Affairs Committee and Board of Directors with regard to how their work supports these categories: food and sustainable agriculture; social justice, peace and human rights; ecological issues; education; health and well being; or community development.
In 2016, the Co-op donated a total of $23,743.38 to Community Shopping Day organizations and we collected $1,354.97 in donations at our registers.
We’re planting the SEEDs for 2017; together let’s grow these donation totals!