Birchwood BOOST!

We love serving "Good Real Food" to our community and beyond – so we created our BOOST program to support local nonprofits whose work aligns with our "Good Real Food" values. Food connects us all (everyone eats!) and food systems are a critical point of action for addressing human and environmental health, climate change & social justice issues.  Each year, we partner with four organizations, so that our entire community can engage in the good work they do!  

Our application for BOOST 2017 is now closed but will reopen late fall/early winter for 2018. 

Eureka Recycling

From January – March, Birchwood BOOST is partnering with Eureka Recycling. Eureka  is a nonprofit social enterprise in the Twin Cities, and Minnesota’s leading expert in zero waste. Focused on changing systems that perpetuate waste, Eureka’s programs and demonstrations highlight Zero Waste as a strategy that addresses climate change, local economic development, and justice. 


By highlighting Good Real FOOD as a solution, we aspire to engage more people in a culture of service to create positive, lasting change. For three months at a time, our cafe will collaborate with a local nonprofit organization to do the following:

Advance Awareness

We’re going to put our partner organizations center stage and get the word out about their work by highlighting their programs and impact through our newsletters, social media, our website and signage in the cafe.

Facilitate Fundraising

Our servers will invite customers to round up at the register to “Boost” these organizations—pocket change, just like our individual action steps, has the power to add up! We’ll also host a Booster Club Dinner in our Community Room for an inspiring evening of Good Real Food and special guests. Together, we can start a ripple effect that expands far beyond our plates and into the broader world.

Encourage Engagement

We’ll co-host events with our partners and provide our community with real, face- time opportunities to meet these people and hear first-hand about their work. Our partners will present information and action steps that can make a difference.

Our current Boost partner is featured above. You can also find out more through our social media and by visiting the cafe. Or, sign up for our e-newsletter for up-to-date info on events and action steps you can participate in. Together, we can #BeTheChange!

Interested in Applying?

Our application process opens in late fall/early winter for the next year. Check back here in November 2017 to begin the 2018 application process! Feel free to send us an email with any questions.