Circle of carrots
Community Outreach
Circle of carrots

Community Outreach

Community Giving

Community Donation Requests

To request a one time donation or sponsorship from Eastside Food Co-op download and complete a Community Donation Request form here. You can return it to the Customer Service desk in store or by email to the contact person listed on the form.

SEEDLINGS: Charitable Giving at Eastside Food Co-op

From the very beginning, Eastside Food Co-op has been committed to charitable giving. SEEDLINGS represents Eastside Food Co-op’s continued commitment to Northeast neighborhoods and our mission. Eastside Food Co-op has always believed that giving generously cultivates a thriving community and sustainable future.

For the past twelve years Eastside has donated specialty gift baskets, food trays and gift cards to numerous neighborhood events. SEEDLINGS was created as a conduit to increase the reach of Eastside Food Co-op’s charitable giving and as a way to engage a wider community in our charitable processes. SEEDLINGS is a direct result of the devoted support received from member-owners and the community, which has enabled Eastside Food Co-op to flourish.

You can download an application for your organization here.

Co-op Explorers at Eastside Food Co-op

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to become an Eastside Food Co-op Explorer and be eligible to receive one free piece of fresh fruit per visit! To become a card-carrying Co-op Explorer, kids simply need to bring a parent or supervising adult to the customer service counter and ask to become a Co-op Explorer. Each child will be issued their very own super official Co-op Explorers card!

Then, once kids are signed up, here's how it works:

  1. Kids and parents stop by the customer service counter, where we keep the designated Co-op Explorers fresh fruit basket. Next to the fresh fruit basket, you'll find a smaller basket containing Co-op Explorers stickers. Take a sticker and put it on your child's shirt or jacket. Then, each child is eligible to take one piece of fresh fruit and enjoy eating it while you shop.
  2. What should you do with the banana peels and apple cores? They can be thrown away in the compost bin by the deli seating area. If you don't see it, just ask a staff person.
  3. When you check out, please remind the cashier that your child or children ate a free piece of fresh fruit as part of Co-op Explorers.

You can also sign up at the Northeast Farmers Market every Saturday!