The Seward Co-op SEED program is a way in which we reach our Ends. The SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community. All funds donated at the register are given directly to the recipient organization at the end of each month. Pre-pandemic it was not uncommon for monthly SEED round-ups to total $20,000 or more. Since the onset of the pandemic we have noticed a decline in monthly SEED totals. Please consider rounding up your purchase or tacking on any extra dollar amount to support the work of our SEED recipients.
Community Choice SEED Results
A Seward Co-op staff-led committee chose eight of the twelve SEED recipients from a pool of applicants. During the 2020 Annual Owner Meeting we announced the 2021 SEED recipients selected by the staff-led committed–listed below–, our People Powered Perks recipient and the result of the Community Choice vote. This year’s People Powered Perks grants recipient is Full Cycle Bike Shop.
Seward Co-op owners and customers are invited annually to select four of twelve 2021 SEED recipients in Community Choice voting. All SEED Community Choice finalists receive a $1,000 grant through the Seward Community Fund. The four organizations selected as the 2021 SEED Community Choice recipients are: Immigrant Law Center of MN, North American Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS), St. Stephen’s Human Services, and Open Arms of Minnesota. Thank you to all those who voted!
Learn more about all of the 2021 SEED recipients below. The year is almost over, learn about the 2022 SEED recipients here!