SEED: Seward Co-op's Donation Program

August SEED recipient: Hmong American Farmers Association

ImageThe Hmong American Farmers Association creates more economic opportunity for Hmong farmers. They make sure Hmong farmers earn more income through new markets like co-ops and schools, while bringing fresh, locally grown produced to thousands of people in the Twin Cities.

So far this month, 42,048 customers have donated $18,430 to the Hmong American Farmers Association.


ImageFor more than 40 years, Seward Co-op has been committed to giving back to our community. In 2011, we introduced SEED, a new way for customers to participate in this commitment. This simple yet powerful community giving program allows customers to “round-up” their grocery or cafe bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community. Become a SEED Recipient.

Recent SEED Recipients

July 2016: Hope Community
(51,950 customers donated $22,791)

June 2016: Isuroon
(51,679 customers donated $22,753)

May 2016: Mashkiikii Gitigan Urban Community Farm
(54,676 customers donated $24,214)

April 2016: In the Heart of the Beast
(56,556 customers donated $26,175)

March 2016: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(53,403 customers donated $24,192)

February 2016: Sabathani Community Center
(48,809 customers donated $22,520)

January 2016: Full Cycle Bike Shop
(50,411 customers donated $23,169)

December 2015: Isuroon Ethnic Food Shelf
(50,081 customers donated $24,099)

November 2015: Waite House Neighborhood Center
(49,998 customers donated $23,060)

October 2015: WE WIN Institute
(47,669 customers donated $21,703)

September 2015: Sabathani Food Shelf
(38,307 customers donated $17,867)

August 2015: Native American Community Development Institute
(38,463 customers donated $18,587)

July 2015: Gardening Matters
(41,778 customers donated $18,349)

June 2015: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(42,206 customers donated $21,487)

May 2015: Wirth Co-op
(43,179 customers donated $19,261)

April 2015: The Food Group: Harvest for the Hungry
(42,640 customers donated $19,058)

March 2015: Sabathani Community Center
(43,693 customers donated $19,776. Seward Co-op matched $2,085 over the course of a weekend, for a total of $21,860.)

February 2015: Appetite for Leadership
(35,108 customers donated $15,708)

January 2015: VOA Adult High School
(37,930 customers donated $16,780)

Find SEED donation totals for past year's recipients here, including emergency disaster relief efforts.