As part of our commitment to the community, Sugar Beet Food Co-op partners with 3 local nonprofit organization for a two month period for our Beet Bucks Program. We do this to give monetary support and awareness of the group’s work in the community, and to encourage our shoppers to bring their own bags. Sugar Beet Food Co-op donates 5¢ cents per transaction to a BEET BUCKS Program Partner when you use a reusable bag, coffee mug or bulk container.


Every time you shop the Co-op bring a reusable bag, mug or bulk container you’ll receive a BEET BUCK that you can give to a local charity. Choose between three charities and help them raise funds with your vote! For each Beet Buck, the Co-op donates 5¢ to the organization. WIN WIN!

Golden Beet Bucks

An option to give a little extra! If you ❤️ our Beet Bucks partners and would love to be able to support them more directly, we have a new program for you! Buy a Golden Beet Buck at the register for $1, drop it in the Beet Bucks jar of your choosing, and we'll pass the $1 on to the organization- it's a Beet Bucks boost! (And don't forget to use your bags and containers to get your regular Beet Bucks with your visit.)

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Past Partners:

July-September 2019-The Trevor Project, Advocates for Urban Agriculture, 9.11 LemonAid

April-June 2019-Food Co-op Initiative, Yoga Gardens, Heartland Alliance

January-March 2019-Austin Early Childhood Collaborative, Wonder Works Oak Park, Seven Generations Ahead

November/December 2018- New Moms, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, Ernest Hemingway Foundation Oak Park

September/October 2018 - Sarah's Inn, Xerces Society, GlennArt Farm

July/August 2018- Austin Green Team, FOPCON/Oak Park Conservatory, Slow Food Chicago

March/April 2018 -Deep Roots Project, School the World, Animal Care League

January/February 2018 - VOCEL, PING!, Collaboration for Early Childhood

November/December 2017 - The Wasteshed, Food For All, Delia's Kitchen Pay It Forward

September/October 2017 - OPRF High School Scholarship Foundation, Global Alliance for Community Empowerment/Alaffia, and Prevent School Violence Illinois (PSVI)

July/August 2017 - Roses 4 Austin, I Can Fly, OPEF

May/June 2017 - Best Buddies OPRF, MOMENTA Academy of Music and Dance, Henry E. Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund/CAST -Julian Middle School

March/April 2017- One Earth Film Festival, The Chicago Bee Project, and Environmental Law & Policy Center 

January/February 2017- Hephzibah Children's Association, School The World, and West Cook Wild Ones.               

November/December 2016 - Marillac St. Vincent, Pearly Peas, Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

September/October 2016- Oak Park & River Forest High School Scholarship Foundation, Global Alliance for Community Empowerment/Alaffia, Prevent School Violence Illinois (PSVI)

July/August 2016 - Pro-Bono Network, Housing Forward, Band of Farmers

May/June 2016- Sarah's Inn, Tree of Life Farm, Oak Leyden Developmental Services

March/April 2016 -  Opportunity Knocks, Oak Park Education Foundation, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

Please send this form to Lissa Dysart at if you’d like to have your 501(c)3 organization considered for this program.