We reserve a portion of our budget each year to invest in the local community by helping with fundraisers and events. If you are a local nonprofit organization whose mission involves making this community a better place and would like to request a donation to aid in your event, please read the information in the guidelines letter below then fill out the form and mail it or drop it off at the store. We will review your request and see if we are able to help.
To be considered for a donation, please return your completed application to Erie Food Co-op along with any background information on your event and your organization, including a Web site URL if you have one, preferably on organization letterhead. If your organization has a procurement form, please complete and send that as well.
Donations from Erie Food Co-op are usually in the form of gift cards. You may use this gift card to purchase goods for your event if you choose. Donations such as gift baskets or food from our cafe are labor-intensive for us and therefore not always practical for us to donate. We do not give cash donations.
Although we would like to support every worthwhile cause, due to the volume of applications and limited budgets, it is not possible to fulfill every request.
Charitable Donation Application
In addition to solicited donations, we also collect and match a portion of cash donations we collect at the registers and via our chip-in program, which offers any shopper the option to donate 5 cents for each reusable bag they bring in.
We also will offer for customers to "round up" the change portion of their order to benefit certain programs.
Every cent is appreciated!