An important announcement regarding our BOOST program:
Thanks to you, the Birchwood BOOST program has raised almost $70,000 for our community. It’s been an incredible two years, and we are now transitioning to a different, more flexible way of partnering with our community. Before we do — we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of this program — whether you donated, attended an event, or engaged with one of our partners in a deeper way.
We are immensely grateful to have worked with Climate Generation, Right to Know, Urban Roots, Land Stewardship Project, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Standing Rock, Women’s Environmental Institute, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, MN350, Midwest Food Connection, Voices for Racial Justice and Eureka Recycling. Collectively, these organizations are incredible forces in shaping economic + social justice, health and climate issues here in the Twin Cities and beyond. We can’t wait to see what you each continue to do.
We are excited to continue providing Good Real Food, and collaborating on events, workshops and community meals that connect people to where their food comes from, and why that’s important. Consider this an open invitation to work with us on being the change our world so desperately needs. We look forward to seeing you at Crop Mobs, our continued local foods events, and hearing your ideas for how else we can bring food consciousness to our community.
With love and gratitude,
The Birchwood Cafe
We had the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing nonprofits from 2016–2018. Thanks to you, we've been able to BOOST their missions and we hope that you'll help us continue to support positive, lasting change to build a better food system.
A local nonprofit that works to educate and empower people to engage in solutions to climate change, with a unique focus on engaging youth. We love their efforts to address climate change from diverse angles, including climate literacy and climate justice: areas where climate activism and social justice intersect.Website
Right to Know
Right to Know's mission is to advance the mandatory labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering (GMOs) in Minnesota. Since 2011, Right to Know has led a coalition of farmers, citizens, and health advocates to secure our right to label GMOs because they believe (like we do!) that knowing whats in the food we eat is a basic right.
Midwest Food Connection
Midwest Food Connection (MFC) empowers children to make healthy decisions around food. MFC brings real food into classrooms, providing a chance for kids to share stories, plant seeds, cook across cultures, and taste delicious recipes. This fun and approachable way for children to understand where food comes from and how it impacts our bodies, our communities and our earth is a vital part of early childhood education.
Voices for Racial Justice
Voices for Racial Justice believes in cultivating the soil for strong, community-led racial justice organizing to thrive. They offer spaces for learning, sharing, and community-building that support healing from the trauma of racism and the organizing to end it. Their tools and strategies are grounded in communities and culture.
Eureka is a nonprofit social enterprise in the Twin Cities, and Minnesota’s leading expert in zero waste. Focused on changing systems that perpetuate waste, Eureka’s programs and demonstrations highlight Zero Waste as a strategy that addresses climate change, local economic development, and justice.