“What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet” Just like that 16th century love stories and high school Literature classes feel relevant to the struggles of a modern day food co-op.
While we are engaging in food equity work, we wanted to draw in local artists of color to get their perspective on the intersection between access to food and community in the form of a mural that we hope to have placed on our external cafe seating area walls. This mural represents our recommitment to our co-operative principles and a celebration of what makes our Co-op possible, our community.
Self care is crucial. We tend to see it as a singular topic, but self-care at work may look very different from self-care at home. The challenges are different; the solutions sometimes complex, particularly for those of us who work in the service industry.
Reflections on cooperation and social balance. It's never too late for positive change.
How your Co-op is looking out for the safety of our shoppers, our employees, and the community.
We started this new decade with the spirit of refreshing, re-evaluating and recommitting. The Co-op's operational team worked together to identify some areas of focus for the coming year that would help us in our mission to cultivate a spirit of community and enrich health and well-being.
Being a food co-op isn't just about selling food. What is it about Erie's only community-owned grocery store that makes it special?
Third Quarter Fiscal Year Financials