Deep Roots

Co-op Deep Roots

Co-op Deep Roots

In operation since 1979, the Co-op has deep roots in Bozeman. As a community-owned business, we believe that bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in our community is all part of being a good neighbor.

The Deep Roots project digs deep to give back to our community in meaningful and inspiring ways, with a commitment to “Respect the food, the people and the place.”

Deep Roots is the Community Food Co-op’s giving program. Each year, we give back (through donations and sponsorships) to organizations and groups who are doing good things in our area. We partner with groups that have a strong commitment to bettering our community and whose work aligns with our mission to “respect the food, the people and the place.”

As a community-owned business, we know that the vitality of our neighborhoods defines us. Giving back strengthens our community and ourselves. It’s been part of our mission since we first opened in 1979 and remains a one of our top priorities.


Giving Back

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Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Livingston Food Pantry
Our Co-op supports local Food Banks through through Co-op customer donations at the registers (which are then matched by the Co-op) as well as donating our food overages. These food banks are a critical link between food and the people who need it. We are honored to support their mission to improve food security in Southwest Montana.

Community Cafe
We are a “Dinner’s On Us” leading sponsor of the Community Café, a program of HRDC,that provides “pay what you can” hot evening meals.  They serve healthy, well prepared food in a sit-down restaurant.

Gallatin Valley Farm to School
The Co-op has long been a supporter of Gallatin Valley Farm to School,a group that connect schools and local producers in our area. They provide health, nutrition and agriculture education as well work to get more fresh, made-from-scratch local food served in school cafeterias.

Cancer Support Community
About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The Cancer Support Community provides free programs and services to help empower, educate and support those at any stage of their cancer diagnosis. 

We are partnering with CSC to help support cooking classes and nutritional store tours, which provide tips and guidance to participants as they navigate a new diet, often geared towards fresh, whole organic foods.

Bozeman Help Center, Inc.
Montana’s suicide rate is the highest in the nation. The Help Center, Inc. serving 13 counties in Southwest Montana, provides an invaluable service to our community, assisting countless people in crisis each year. 

The center works to assist clients with suicidality by providing crisis counseling, direct services, access to information and therapy. They also assist those suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems as well as counseling and supporting victims of sexual assault, past and present. The intent is to help clients gain insight, clarity and empowerment and provide client centered solutions to overcome life’s difficulties or traumatic situations.

The center oversees wide variety of programs including, the Help Center, Child Advocacy, Hearts and Homes, Sexual Assault Counseling Center and Sack of Bozeman.

Eagle Mount
Operating in Montana since 1982, Eagle Mount believes that people with disabilities or cancer deserve to experience  everything Montana has to offer. We couldn’t agree more. 

We support the Aquatics Program, providing participants year-round therapeutic access to water. We also support the Horticulture program, offering a garden, raised beds and green house for participants to grow fresh produce.

Coffee for Classrooms
Supporting local kids by investing in our public schools is integral to a vibrant community. 

Now, you can get your daily caffeine fix and support local teachers and students

Each month, we will give $0.10 of every coffee sold (from drip coffee to mochas) to a different school in the Bozeman School District, grades K-12. 

This program will start in September 2015 with Irving Elementary School. For a full schedule, visit Coffee for Classrooms.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust
GVLT connects people, communities and open lands through conservation of working farms and ranches, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat, and the creation of trails in the Montana headwaters of the Missouri and Upper Yellowstone Rivers. Their work towards preserving, protecting and improving our outdoor spaces is vital to our community and something we wholeheartedly support.

Bridger Care
We proudly support Bridgercare as a sliding fee scale sponsor. Our contribution helps members of our community access affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare, regardless of income.

Trust for Public Land
Our Co-op is supports the Story Mill Community Park, a project of the Trust for Public Land. This park is important to us because it preserves open space, protects wildlife and gives our community a beautiful place to recreate.

Leading Community Partnerships

The Co-op has partnered with a number of area organizations which exemplify the Deep Roots mission to “respect the food, the people and the place.”

In celebration of their commitment to community and to support the work they do, the Board of Directors honors these groups as recipients of our larger donation, sponsorship and partnership opportunities.