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.

FOOD

Giving Back

“Respect the FOOD, the people and the place.”

We seek to fight food insecurity in our community with a focus on improving access to, and affordability of, local, organic and whole foods as well as healthy eating education.

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Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Livingston Food Pantry
Through our Farm to Food Bank program, the Co-op purchases fresh, local food from area farmers and donates it to area food banks. This program is support through Co-op customer donations at the registers (which are then matched through the Deep Roots giving program) and generous grants from the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and First Security Bank.

The Co-op also donates it’s excess food to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank on a daily basis.

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. The Café serves people of all ages hot meals from 5-7 pm every night of the week. 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.

EATS program
We believe that there is “Enough Abundance To Share.” Eating fresh, healthy whole and organic foods should not be a right to those who can afford it.

To help make good food more accessible, we offer a 15% discount to any low-income, qualifying members who currently participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Montana Healthy Kids (MHK), Medicaid or SNAP (food stamp) programs. 

For more info, visit EATS.

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.

“Respect the food, the PEOPLE and the place.”

We seek to empower members of our community by supporting better access to basic needs, social services and education as well as nurturing a community rich in recreational and cultural opportunities.

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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.

Children’s Museum of Bozeman
The Children’s Museum of Bozeman engages children and adults in the magic of shared learning and
discovery. They provide hands-on exhibits and programs that spark imagination, foster curiosity and promote self-confidence. This is a place where childhood is respected, nurtured and celebrated.

The Co-op is proud to help sponsor the museum’s upcoming Nature Exhibit, arriving in fall 2015.

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.

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.

“Respect the food, the people and the PLACE.

We seek to honor our land through the support of sustainable agriculture practices, the preservation and protection of the environment, the support of outdoor recreational culture and the practice of sustainable business operations.

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Greater Gallatin Watershed Council
We are proud to support the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council for their work in improving our community’s water quality through monitoring, stream restoration and watershed education.

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 Ski Foundation
inspires a lifelong love of skiing with educational and competitive ski programs as well as grooming cross-country ski trails for everyone to use. Helping to provide these free, groomed ski trails make nordic skiing easily accessible and more affordable to many members of our
community.

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
provides avalanche awareness and education for the Bridger, Gallatin, and Madison Ranges, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone, and the mountains around Cooke City.

Providing current avalanche, snowpack and mountain weather information, as well as basic avalanche education is an important safety service to our community, comprised of an ever growing population of backcountry users.

Supporting Local Agriculture
Beyond the quality and taste, purchasing local produce and meat is an investment in preserving and protecting open spaces and wildlife habitat. Small scale local farmers are more likely to promote stewardship of land and water resources. Buying local also greatly reduces the amount of fossil fuels used in food transport.

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.