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 containers.


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.)

Beet Bucks Program Partners May/June

Best Buddies OPRF High School-

Best Buddies is a non-profit organization pairing students in one-to-one friendships with students with special needs.  They host one event a month to provide members with positive social activities during high school. These events provide a safe and fun place for students to socialize and have fun! Some of our events in the past include holiday parties, rock climbing parties, picnics and talent shows. Best Buddies also works to engage with the community via advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and respect around special needs students, and raises funds for needs-based services.


MOMENTA’S mission is to produce and present high quality concerts of dance, music and theatre to diverse audiences – local, metropolitan, state-wide, national and international. To achieve this, they bring audiences a repertoire of historic dances that exemplify the wealth of our American dance heritage, provide creative opportunities and employment for Chicago area dancers, musicians, composers and choreographers to perform in and to create new works,  educate young artists in performing skills, choreography and dance history by giving them opportunities to experience these directly, and to physically integrate their company by including dancers and choreographers with disabilities in their performances.

Henry E. Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund - CAST - Julian Middle School -

In Henry Reid’s seventeen years with the Oak Park Elementary School District #97, he touched many students’ lives. Throughout those years, he served as the Social Worker for Hatch, Holmes and Julian schools. One of the earliest supporters of the Cast program at Julian, Henry believed that Cast could positively affect the lives of many children regardless of the differences in their abilities.  Since it began, the scholarship fund has given thousands of dollars to students who otherwise could not afford a quality performing arts experience.

Past Partners:

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.