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Community is Everything

At Whole Foods Co-op, we believe community is at the heart of everything we do. In addition to our GIVE! round up program, where shoppers can donate at the checkout, we allocate a part of our annual budget to support organizations dedicated to fostering a healthy and thriving community. Whether through monetary contributions, partnering on events, or other forms of support, we are committed to making a positive impact.

We strategically prioritize food rescue, local food, cooperative partnerships, and community connections. Explore some of our long-standing partnerships below or request a donation to discuss potential partnership opportunities. Together, we can create a better, stronger community!

Community Partners

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Duluth Art Institute

The Co-op and the Duluth Art Institute have partnered during Youth Art Month in March over the years to highlight the talented youth in our community through group art shows… Read More

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The Co-op and Zeitgeist have a long-standing partnership that spans decades. Recently, our partnerships have included projects that uplift community voices, connect people and places, and initiatives like ‘Healthy Hillside… Read More

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Food Rescue

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The Co-op and Chum have been long-standing partners. The Co-op’s GIVE! round-up program was conceived through our annual participation in the Minnesota FoodShare Program, held annually every March. Shoppers loved… Read More

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Second Harvest Northland + Loaves and Fishes

For decades the Co-op has partnered with Second Harvest Northland and Loaves and Fishes on weekly food pickups. Our average yearly donations result in an incredible 5 million meals for… Read More

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Local Food

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Lake Superior Sustainable Farming association

The Co-op has been a proud sponsor and participant in the Annual Harvest Festival, held the first Saturday after Labor Day, hosted by the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association for… Read More

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The Co-op has partnered through sponsorship with Marbleseed, formerly known as the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), for more than a decade. Supporting their annual farming conference uplifts… Read More

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Uplifting Co-ops

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Food Co‑op Initiative

Whole Foods Co‑op is a proud supporter of FCI, a cooperative that partners with communities to build a more just food system by providing support to organize and open community-owned… Read More

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National Co+op Grocers

The Co-op is a current member of NCG, a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops. They represent over 160 food co-ops in 39 states. Through our partnership, we gain… Read More

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