The Co-op’s Register Round Up Program was established in April 2013, and each month gives shoppers the opportunity to round up their total at the register to the nearest dollar and give the difference to a local non-profit pre-selected by the Co-op. The Register Round Up Program has given back more than $150,000 to local non-profits since it began in April 2013.

Each year, the program’s popularity grows as more non-profits in the region seek funding from this community donations program. This year, we received 43 applications for the Register Round Up program.

Each application was carefully reviewed and evaluated with consideration for how the funds would be used, the communities served by each organization, and how the organization’s work aligned with the East End Food Co-op’s ends statement. Member input received in our bi-annual survey about what causes the Co-op should support was also considered.

A collaborative effort between all Front End staff, Marketing & Member Services, and our General Manager yielded the 2020 Register Round Up recipients.

This year’s recipients are dedicated to improving food access, the environment, providing essential human services and youth development, promoting animal welfare and sustainable agriculture, the arts, and more. Thank you for continuing to support this program each month by rounding up at the register!

2020 Register Round Up Recipients

January: Preservation Pittsburgh
February: Animal Advocates
March: A Peace of Mind, Inc..
April: 412 Food Rescue
May: OMA: Art in the Garden
June: Dreams of Hope
July: Urban Growers Scholarship
August: Pressley Ridge
September: PASA Sustainable Agriculture
October: Co-op Community Fund
November: Casa San Jose
December: SETpoint

To see all our past Register Round Up recipients and the impact of the program, click here.