In March, Bloomingfoods’ shoppers helped improve food access for homebound folks by donating a record-shattering $8,692 to support Bloomington Meals on Wheels, where people who are unable to cook for themselves receive two good meals per day delivered by a friendly visitor.

The donation through Positive Change will allow Bloomington Meals on Wheels to provide 2,900 meals to those who cannot afford the daily meal fee.

Positive Change raises funds by giving shoppers the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar, or donate more if they wish. Each month, Bloomingfoods owner-members vote for the recipient, and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the organization. In April, the co-op program is raising funds for the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

Bloomingfoods would like to extend its gratitude to the owner-members, shoppers and staff who are making Positive Change a success.