Our local community is at the heart and soul of everything we do at Sidecar, and we are dedicated to sharing our appreciation. Each month we will partner with a different charity/non-profit group, and will donate a portion of our proceeds to the group, as well as team up with them on specific initiatives, events, and/or anything else fun they might have going on. We hope you will join us in our efforts to save the world…one doughnut at a time!

this month’s partner:

Urban Recipe

Urban Recipe is an innovative nonprofit with a cooperative approach to creating food security for families living in food deserts. Urban Recipe is not a food pantry–it’s a place where the recipients of the food are involved in every aspect of the process, and their gifts, talents and contributions play an essential role in ensuring every family has enough to eat.

According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 Americans turn to supplemental food sources each year because they do not otherwise have enough. Urban Recipe’s co-op model partners with families who need food as well as local food banks, bridging the gap to get people the food they need and in way that affirms dignity and creates community.

Urban Recipe’s member-run food cooperatives meet every other week or 25 times throughout the year, providing a consistent source of food in an environment where members build relationships with one another, support one another, and gain ownership by investing in the process and doing the lion’s share of work to make their co-op function.

The average co-op family will receive $4,000 in food over the course of the calendar year through attending and participating in co-op meetings. Because each co-op meets every other week, though, the impact of the co-ops span far beyond simply being a great source for food. Co-op members become friends and each co-op becomes a community where members look forward to gathering and working together to meet the collective need.

Urban Recipe hosts co-ops at its location, runs site-based co-ops for community partners, and provides training both locally and nationally to organizations interested in creating food security through the cooperative approach that provides an empowering alternative to traditional models for fighting hunger.

To learn more about Urban Recipe, visit them on Facebook, Instagram or at www.urbanrecipe.org. Feel free to reach out directly by sending an email to info@urbanrecipe.org and someone will get back to you promptly.


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