SEED: Seward Co-op's Donation Program

February SEED recipient: Sabathani Community Center

Sabathani provides food, clothing and housing to 26,000 neighborhood residents each year in South Minneapolis. We feed the chronically poor, those on disability or chemical dependent individuals and families. Sabathani Community Center has been providing basic needs services for nearly 50 years.

So far this month, 14,633 customers have donated $6,639 to Sabathani Community Center.


For 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

January 2016: Full Cycle Bike Shop
(50,411 customers have 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.