SEED: Seward Co-op's Donation Program

July SEED recipient: Gardening Matters

Gardening Matters is an organization dedicated to successful and sustainable community gardens and the gardeners who make them grow. Funding will be used for scholarships for trainings and membership in the Local Food Resource Hubs.

So far in July, 37,960 customers have donated $16,701 to Gardening Matters.


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 bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community. Become a SEED Recipient.

Recent SEED Recipients

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.