Being a small, community-owned business in the era of mega-supermarkets and online retailers is challenging during the best of times. Like many small businesses, we are also facing new challenges and hurdles surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, inflation, and supply chain disruptions.
There are many ways to support Urban Greens as we navigate these challenges. One way is to donate to further our work and mission to support the health and well-being of our community by offering nutritious, affordable food that is sustainably sourced, culturally inclusive, and supportive of local food.
Every donation, regardless of size, helps sustain us as a small business and allows us to:
- Increase food affordability and access
- Support local and sustainable farmers, food producers, and vendors
- Support our local community through food drives and job training opportunities
Note: Urban Greens is a cooperative business and donations to Urban Greens do not qualify for tax deductions on personal or corporate income taxes.
Local organizations to know about and support
SAGE ri – Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Elders
A leader in identifying, addressing and bringing attention to issues related to aging among members of the LGBT community.
PARL – Providence Animal Rescue League
Provide for the rescue and relief of suffering and homeless animals, and to perform charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals.
RIOT ri – RIOT
A volunteer-based non-profit using music creation, critical thinking and collaborative relationships to foster collective empowerment and the development of healthy identities in girls, women, trans, and gender-expansive youth and adults.
OSA – Ocean State Advocacy
Mutual Aid & Community Support for sex workers, and people who use drugs in Rhode Island.
DARE – Direct ACTION FOR RIGHTS AND EQUALITY
Organizing low-income families in communities of color for social, economic, and political justice since 1986.
NUA – New Urban Arts
A nationally-recognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists providing free mentorships encouraging self-directed learning.
Educating the public and promoting thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connecting to Native issues of today.
YPIri – Youth Pride, Inc.
The only nonprofit in Rhode Island specifically dedicated to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ Youth 23 and under.
15 Minute Field Trips
Empowering youth for environmental advocacy through art and community action
Sista Fire ri – Sista Fire
Co-creating a network of women of color and non-binary people of color to build our collective power for social, economic and political transformation.
CAPP – Community Action Partnership of Providence county
Working to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.