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Natural Harvest Gives Back
Contributing to strong and sustainable economic solutions for community needs, as well as providing charitable contributions to local groups, is the cooperative thing to do; it is one of our Co-op Principles.
Annually, we give gift cards, cash, and food donations to a variety of organizations throughout the community. School fundraisers, community health & wellness events, youth programs, animal rescue organizations, art & culture enrichment efforts, environmental solution workshops, food shelves, crisis foundations, literacy programs – working with these groups and more is how we connect and strengthen our community.
According to a National Co+op Grocers’ study, food co-ops, in general, have a more local impact than conventional grocery stores. For every dollar spent at a food co-op, $0.38 is reinvested back into the local economy compared to $0.24 at privately or investor-owned grocery stores.
Change Within Reach Program
Our Change Within Reach program gives consumers the chance to contribute to community organizations in a way that does not break the bank but cumulatively makes a huge impact on the recipient. Every month, a local non-profit organization is selected to be the recipient of all funds donated through the program. Customers donate by allowing their purchase amount to be rounded up to the next highest dollar. Since the program started in April of 2014, Natural Harvest customers have raised over $113,500 for local non-profit organizations; in 2020 alone over $14,600 was raised. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who participate in this program.
Are you affiliated with a non-profit organization that would benefit from our program?
Now Accepting Applications for 2022!
The April recipient is the Mesabi East Environmental Education Center:
- The funds will be used to purchase items necessary for the continual use of hydroponics, producing microgreens, and growing products using traditional gardening methods.
January: Range Regional Animal Rescue
February: Virginia Community Foundation
March: Quad City Food Shelf
April: Mesabi East Environmental Education Center
May: Ely’s Historic State Theater
June: Growing Together Community Gardens
July: Greenhaven Inclusive Community Playground
August: Friends of the Lake Vermilion Trail
September: United Way Buddy Backpacks Program
October: NHFC Microgrant Fund
November: VinE (Volunteers in Education)
December: Angel Fund