The Coop's mission statement is "To serve our community as the foremost provider of foods and products that enrich health and well-being, cultivating a spirit of community through excellent service and education."
Education and Community are two of the seven Cooperative Principles that guide cooperatives around the world and they're a very important part of what we're all about here at Erie Food Co-op. We offer weekly classes and participate in public events throughout the year; we have knowledgeable staff members who go the extra distance to be sure that our customers get the help they need in the store.
A few examples of some of the things we do for the community:
To view our current class schedule, go here: CLASSES
The Education and Outreach program also participates in community initiatives including The Erie Healthy Food Coalition, Bike Erie and the Environmental Working group.