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.
Our class lineup has a bit of something for everyone…and a new classroom to boot! We have, once again, partnered with the Common Ground Community Kitchen at Messiah Lutheran Church for our cooking classes to provide a more hands-on cooking experience.
Change Within Reach
The Change Within Reach round-up 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 to the recipient. Every month, a local non-profit organization is selected to be the recipient of all funds donated through the round-up program. Customers donate to the program 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 $42,500; in 2016 alone over $14,500 was raised. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who participate in this program.
Annual Sponsor of the Mesabi Trail – Great River Energy Bike Tour.
As a sponsor we contribute to the funding and also host a rest station along the trail. We provide water, sport beverages, snacks (bananas, energy bars, ect.) we also keep sunscreen and other items on hand. http://www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities/tour/
Annual Sponsor of Iron Range Earth Fest (Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability)
As a sponsor we contribute funding, host an information booth with games, samples, and free literature. Our deli also caters the lunch for the whole event, this year we sold over 200 lunches. https://www.irpsmn.org/earthfest/
Annual Co-op Fest
This is an outside event that we host at our co-op to support our local farmers. We work with work with other small businesses to provide live music, craft beer, and children’s activities such as a bouncy house. Our deli also caters the event. The purpose is to raise funds and awareness for our local farmers.