Read more on our most recent response to our decision to discontinue products from Holy Land here.
Seward Co-op has discontinued hummus and other products made by Holy Land. On June 4, our staff were made aware of hateful racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and anti-Semitic social media posts from principal staff at Holy Land. We removed their product from our shelves as soon as we learned of this. Seward Co-op will not accept additional deliveries from, or work with, Holy Land in the future.
Seward Co-op’s Response
Like many in the Twin Cities and beyond, we were unaware of these hateful messages until June 4. As a consumer-owned cooperative with equity and inclusion as core values, we condemn this behavior and Holy Land’s brand. In the midst of the fight for true liberation of Black bodies, Seward Co-op stands with community in calling for justice and calling for peace. The hateful messaging from those associated with Holy Land significantly impedes that effort.
Product immediately pulled from our stores’ shelves has been offered to local food banks/food shelves, with full disclosure about why we are donating these particular items. We will identify other local vendors who better align with Community Foods values to provide hummus and other related products to Seward Co-op.
Further questions or concerns?
Please submit your question or concern via the yellow customer comment forms in our stores, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.