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Round Up 

Donation Program


The Silver City Food Co-op offers a community donation program called the Round Up

Program where customers can contribute the balance of their total purchase to the

nearest dollar and donate that amount to a local non-profit.

This type of donation program was started in 2011 by the Seward Community Food Co-op by

their cashiers, and has been so successful, that it is now in more than fifty Food Co-ops across

the country! Each month, the Silver City Food Co-op will have a poster above the cash registers

announcing the current non-profit recipient. There will also be information at each register about

the group, and each recipient will have brochures about their organization available at the front

of the Co-op. The recipient will also be available at least twice during the month in the Co-op to talk to member/owners and customers about their organization.


This simple, yet powerful, community giving program allows customers to "Round Up" their grocery bill for a recipient organization that shares our commitment to a healthy community. A calendar of rotating monthly recipients is established annually. One organization is selected for each month and all donations made during that month go to them. It is required that each organization applying for Round Up donations be a 501c3.

The Silver City Food Co-op is proud of our cashiers who make this program work so that we can
give back to our community. We are also very grateful to our members and customers who have been abundantly generous in their giving to our community. The Silver City Food Co-op follows the seven cooperative principles including Concern for Community
and we strive to

connect in meaningful ways to our community.

Applications to become a recipient of Round-Up donations in 2024, are accepted through November 14th, 2023. 


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