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September Change for Community: Food Bank of Iowa

By |2022-09-01T11:40:32-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Round up at the registers this September in support of the Food Bank of Iowa! At the Food Bank of Iowa, they’re dedicated to ending hunger in Iowa—for the children, families, seniors and veterans they serve. $0.97 cents of every dollar donated to Food Bank of Iowa supports their food distribution programs. By keeping [...]

August 2022 Change for Community: SHOP

By |2022-08-01T12:07:32-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The SHOP - Students Helping Our Peers, Student Food Pantry The SHOP was created in 2011 by a group of students from the Food Science and Human Nutrition learning community who were looking to combat food insecurity among their peers at Iowa State. SHOP’s mission is to engage with anti-hunger advocates and serve the [...]

July Change for Community

By |2022-07-01T16:07:09-05:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Outdoor Alliance of Story County The Outdoor Alliance of Story County (Outdoor Alliance) works to enhance outdoor recreation, education and conservation in Story County. Wheatsfield has been supporting these efforts since 2016 by helping to fund Story County Conservation’s Jordan Acres land acquisition. This land is adjacent to the South Skunk River and near [...]

June 2022 Change for Community: The Community Academy

By |2022-05-31T17:07:44-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

An educational non-profit dedicated to developing and implementing the future of innovative education in Iowa. The Community Academy (TCA) will offer short-term, low-cost programming to youth of all ages starting in the Fall of 2022. Students will have the opportunity to become deeply connected to their peers, their teachers, and their community through immersive experiences. Learning is through personalized, [...]

May 2022 Change for Community: NAMI of Central Iowa

By |2022-05-03T16:34:24-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Iowa supports, educates and advocates for individuals living with mental illness and their family members at no charge to the participants. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization has expanded to serve Ames, ISU students, and residents throughout 14 central Iowa counties through their educational classes, support groups, public presentations [...]

April Change for Community, Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund

By |2022-03-31T17:33:34-05:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund In a show of solidarity, the National Co+op Grocers (NCG), an organization of 148 food co-ops across the U.S., has partnered with the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) and NCBA CLUSA to launch a fundraising drive to support the Ukrainian cooperative community’s immediate and ongoing needs during this time. COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, [...]

March 2022 Change for Community

By |2022-03-01T12:09:05-06:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Community Preschool Center ACPC’s Mission is to provide consistent, reliable, safe, affordable childcare to Ames area children that engages each child and encourages his or her best personal growth and development. Ames Community Preschool Center has been serving central Iowa and Ames for nearly 50 years. They are dedicated to providing a high-quality [...]

February 2022 Change for Community

By |2022-02-01T16:33:10-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Black'D Out Books Our February recipient is Black'D Out Books, a project being brought to fruition by local artist Cameron Gray. This program will provide Free Black Libraries to the Ames area, offering a space where Black voices are being heard and felt, and to provide texts that are speaking about the Black experience. [...]

January Change for Community, Iowa Wildlife Center

By |2021-12-21T17:20:33-06:00January 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Iowa Wildlife Center Change for Community Recipient, January 2022 The Iowa Wildlife Center provides professional wildlife rescue, medical treatment and rehabilitation of native wildlife in central Iowa; teaches about wildlife and habitat stewardship; and provides wildlife assistance skills training. Most dogs and cats have responsible owners who provide safe homes, veterinarians who watch [...]

Dec. 2021 Change for Community: The Bridge Home

By |2021-11-30T17:29:35-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Bridge Home is an organization that provides shelter and food to the homeless, and whenever possible, help to prevent individuals from becoming or remaining homeless. We seek to do so in a welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere that respects their human dignity. It is our goal to involve the community in the [...]


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