The Give Where You Live Campaign is a national effort to support food cooperatives across the U.S. in building local Cooperative Community Funds.
Sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, each fund will serve as a means for co-op members and shoppers to make donations to an endowment that donates to local non-profit organizations.
The interest earned by each Fund will be given annually to local groups working on issues relating to sustainable agriculture and organic food, hunger and social issues, environmental protection and cooperatives.
The Give Where You Live Campaign represents each Co-op's special effort to give back to those deserving--and hard working--groups that build community.
Give Where You Live! Because great organizations begin here.
BriarPatch Co-op has donated $5,000 to 23 community groups since establishing our CCF in 1999. In addition to investing $15,000 in our fund, we’ve raised over $12,000 through fundraisers including annual silent auctions, raffles, food sales at street fairs, holiday gift basket sales, concerts, and from other generous donations from our owner-members and other shoppers. Our CCF has become an important part of our co-op, a source of pride and goodwill that helps us serve our mission.