Concern for Community is a co-op principle. We support ours in a number of ways.
Our Change Matters program provides shoppers an opportunity to help local community-enrichment organizations by making small-change donations, which accumulate into a meaningful contribution for the recipient. The recipient changes monthly, with organizations chosen by a committee of Wedge staff. Watch the check stands for information about the current recipient.
Proposals for the 2016 calendar year are due November 16th, 2015. Proposals can be:
Community Service Hours
Wedge staff earn "community service hours" as a benefit. They get paid for these hours when they volunteer for non-profit groups.
Community organizations can ask for small donations to buy food or to give as prizes at events and fund-raisers.
Food Shelves and Disaster Relief
We collect food and cash from shoppers to help the hungry in our neighborhood. In times of natural disaster, the cash collections may be used for relief efforts.
Shoppers who use their own grocery bags get credit at the registers when they check out. Donated credit supports Gardening Matters and local food shelves.
SPIRE Federal Credit Union and Wedge Visa Card
A philanthropy started by the board and voted on every year by our members, WedgeShare grants fund initiatives and ongoing work of organizations whose missions align closely with the Wedge mission.