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!


Beet Bucks Program Partners January/February

Hephzibah Children’s Association -

Hephzibah Children’s Association offers a safe, loving home for children ages 3 to 12 who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. Kids receive compassion and understanding along with the physical, emotional and academic help they need to heal and thrive. Our innovative community-based programs include family support, foster parent licensing and training, adoption services, preschool for low-income families and day care on a sliding scale for families of all income levels. We are not affiliated with any religious organization; Hephzibah is dedicated to helping children thrive and families flourish.

School the World -

School the World is dedicated to transforming the lives of thousands of children living in the developing world. Our mission is to give every child access to quality education. School the World transforms lives by working to make quality education accessible to all children and families living in rural villages of Central America. We believe education is a vital component to alleviating poverty, increasing gender equality and promoting economic sustainability.

West Cook Wild Ones -

West Cook Wild Ones seeks to share information with landowners about how important their landscaping choices are.We have monthly programs that educate the public about our native ecosystems, native gardening, and other related topics, as well as a native plant sale, which helps people get ethically sourced and sustainably grown plants from local growers at a great price.

Past Partners:
November/December - Marillac St. Vincent, Pearly Peas, Sugar Beet Schoolhouse
September/October - Oak Park & River Forest High School Scholarship Foundation, Global Alliance for Community Empowerment/Alaffia, Prevent School Violence Illinois (PSVI)                                                                                           July - August - Pro-Bono Network, Housing Forward, Band of Farmers                                                                               May-June - Sarah's Inn, Tree of Life Farm, Oak Leyden Developmental Services
March- April -  Opportunity Knocks, Oak Park Education Foundation, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

Please contact Lissa Dysart at if you’d like to have your 501(c)3 organization represented in this program.