Community

Community Donations

The Co-op is dedicated to supporting organizations in Cook County who are centered on food access and equity, kids and community wellbeing, or sustainable agriculture. 

If you are part of a nonprofit organization in the area and seeking funds submit a Contributions Form (PDF)

Requirements: Located in Cook County, 501(c)(3) status, non-sectarian and non-partisan. Funds should be used for a specific project, not for general operating costs.

Contact us to learn more about any of these programs.


Round-Up Program

A few pennies adds up. Each month the Co-op selects a Cook County non-profit organization to support via our customer Round-up Program. Donating to the Food Shelf is always an option given that it ties directly to our goal of supporting food access and equity.

Please let us know if you’d like to apply for your group or if you have any questions.


Local Producers Scholarship

We support local food production in Cook County, MN through scholarships for growers to establish or improve farmland, buy necessary equipment and supplies, and pay for education related to organic farming.

Local producer scholarship application


Adopt-a-Highway

The Cook County Co-op registered with the Adopt-a-Highway program at its inception in 1990, and we’ve been cleaning our strip of Highway 61 twice a year ever since. Highway Cleanups happen twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Come be a part of the legacy! Meet at 9:45 at the Co-op and return to have a lunch on us!


Explorer’s Club

Children 8 and under

Register at the cash register and your child will be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Co-op Explorer’s lunchbox. Drawings held every month on the fifth.