Round up for Change

Since March 2022 Cook County Co-op customers have raised more than **$21,000** by simply rounding their latest grocery bill to the next dollar.

We focus on organizations centered around food access and equity, kids wellbeing, community health, and sustainable agriculture.

With a monthly rotating roster and the Grand Marais Food Shelf as an always-on option, 100% of all Round-Up donations go directly to a community-based nonprofit.

If you know of a Cook County non-profit in need, please have them apply. Learn moreĀ 

2022 Round-up Donations

Back to School Snacks for Kids (Sep) – Food scarcity is a reality for many kiddos in our community. Thankfully our schools help in a variety of ways – based on individual needs – by providing snacks and/or sending home weekend food. September round-up donations will be split equitably (based on enrollment) between Birch Grove, Great Expectations, ISD 166, and Oshki Ogimaag.

Grand Marais Dog Park (Aug) – Go Dog North Shore aims to promote active human and dog relationships on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior and will be opening our new dog park later this year.

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days (Jul) – The gathering is the biggest celebration of the year, a time to reflect on the rich heritage of Grand Portage. Re-enactors gather to camp and challenge each other to games and skills from our historic past.

Cook County Local Energy Project (June) – CCLEP partners with local and national organizations to create programming and resources for consumer and commercial renewable energy. They also helped create the first ever Cook County Earth Day Fair.

Grand Portage Youth Program (May) – The program provides a safe and exciting place for kids ages 8-18 daily after school and as well as a daily summer camp. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, and incorporate cultural and outdoor activities like snowshoeing, sugarbush or making regalia.

Violence Prevention Center (Apr) – The VPC provides services to anyone who has been affected by or subjected to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. They aspire to creating peaceful and just communities free of violence.

Grand Marais Food Shelf (Mar) – Our local food shelf serves all of Cook County with a team of volunteers and support from Second Harvest and the Co-op. Affiliated with AEOA (as fiscal agent), the food shelf provides support to 140+ people per month.

Round-up Program Overview
– One non-profit selected monthly
– Donating to the Food Shelf is always an option
– Requirements: Located in Cook County, 501(c)(3) status, non-sectarian and non-partisan

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