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Pay it 44ward!

We’re grateful for the support we’ve received throughout our 60 years in business so we’re designating October #PayIt44Ward Month. Each week for four weeks, we’ll highlight a different charitable partner. We hope you’ll join us in learning about and supporting these incredible local organizations!

How It Works:

Every Monday, we’ll send an email highlighting the charitable partner of the week to introduce who they are and what they do. And here’s how YOU can participate:

  • Club 44 members can donate their points from each purchase to the weekly non-profit by putting a copy of their receipt in white boxes at each register (and in the Cheese Shop). France 44 will match the total number of points donated, up to $1,000 earned (500 points = $25 donated). And on top of that, the non-profit that gets the highest number of donations (i.e., number of receipts donated) will get an additional $1,000.
  • Non-club members can sign up for Club 44 and $10 of their membership fee will go to the non-profit of the week.
  • Anyone can make donations of $5, $10, or $25 increments at the register, added to their purchase.

Appetite For Change: October 7-13

Appetite for Change (“AFC”) uses food as a tool for building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living. 

Headed by the communities of North Minneapolis and co-founders Princess Titus, Michelle Horovitz and LaTasha Powell, AFC offers a wide range of programs to bring communities together around food. Breaking Bread Café & Catering is a community driven eatery focused on increasing healthy food and community engagement in North Minneapolis. Kindred Kitchen is a social enterprise of AFC, connecting their community of locally-based food businesses to high quality commercial kitchen space and food-focused business technical services. Learn about all of AFC’s programs HERE.