SEED: Seward Co-op's Donation Program

September SEED recipient: Brian Coyle Food Shelf

SEED donations will support the efforts of Brian Coyle Food Shelf to serve the residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood by providing thousands of families with food and household necessities.

So far in September, 37,737 customers have donated $16,938 to Brian Coyle Food Shelf.


Throughout our 42-year history, Seward Co-op has been committed to giving back to our community. In 2011, we introduced a new way for customers to deliver on this commitment.

SEED is focused on organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community and/or support our P6 initiative — products that are local, cooperatively-owned/non-profit, and small farmer/producer. Make charitable donations on an ongoing basis, during your transactions at the register, by rounding up your total to the nearest dollar or adding whatever amount you'd like to donate.

Recent SEED Recipients

August 2014: Nawayee Center School
(totals: 40,231 customers donated $18,065)

July 2014: Children’s Hospital
(totals: 40,917 customers donated $17,931)

June 2014: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(totals: 39,119 customers donated $17,484)

May 2014: Sabathani Community Center
(totals: 41,450 customers donated $18,470)

April 2014: WE WIN Institute
(totals: 39,408 customers donated $16,947)

March 2014: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(totals: 40,421 customers donated $18,430. Seward Co-op matched $2,109 over the course of a weekend, for a total of $20,539.)

February 2014: Open Arms of Minnesota
(totals: 72,754 customers donated $15,207)

January 2014: Midtown Farmers Market
(totals: 67,655 customers donated $13,812)

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