What's to Love About Food Co-ops?

Every now and then, it's good to step back and see the Big Picture on co-ops. 

We want to share an educational and exciting video that makes a compelling case on why we need food co-op stores like the one we're planning here in the Kensington area. This comes from an impact study commissioned by the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)

So to recap, food co-ops . . . 

  • Work with their community to buy and sell healthy local products, which stimulates the local economy and provides sustainable food and products to the community that matters most--yours!
  • Are owned and run by member-shoppers like you and me, which is why co-ops care about their employees, largely providing employee benefits and fair wages.
  • Recycle a huge amount of their waste including cardboard and plastics. They even compost organic materials.

Won't it be great when our co-op delivers all these benefits to our community and the economy? Did you know we have our eyes on a store site and negotiations have begun? We're at a very exciting juncture in this project! 

Interested in helping us get to the finish line? Go to the Volunteer page and let us know how you'd like to be involved.

And you can check out more infographics like the one below at strongertogether.coop.


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