Cooks has a heartfelt commitment to give back to the St. Paul neighborhood that’s supported us since the very beginning. And as we grow, we extend this commitment to the communities we reach. Among the many organizations that we are proud to support, we are particularly committed to charities and organizationscommunity that help women and children and combat hunger.

Cooks also makes an extra effort to seek out and purchase goods from small and local business whenever possible. Likewise, we support local, sustainable agriculture through our work with small family farms, The Minnesota Land Stewardship Program and a broad variety of educational events and programs. Teaching people about the connection between our planet, our diets and our health is truly one of our many passions.

These are just a few of the dozens of causes, organizations and events we’re involved in throughout the year:

Local schools and libraries
Local farms and CSA programs
The Community Design Center of Minnesota
Minnesota Land Stewardship
Bridging – Serving Families in Transition
Hope Lodge
Sage – Minnesota’s Cancer Screening Program
Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
The Starkey Hearing Foundation
Vocal Essence
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Junior League of Saint Paul
The East Side Garden Project
Grand Avenue Business Association
50th & France Business Association
Twin Cities Public Television
Minnesota Public Radio