The PLG Food Coop has started a Meetup Group! Join here. Made up of CSA and non-CSA members, the PLG Food Coop is hoping to address some food issues in PLG and neighboring communities.
The first planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7 p.m. Location TBA.
We will be discussing:
- Food Coop mission/vision
- Steps for planning a food coop in PLG. (A food coop is a cooperative grocery store that offers healthy foods with a focus on sustainable products at reasonable prices. Some coop models require members to work monthly shifts and aren’t open to outsiders, while others allow anyone to shop there and have no work requirements.)
- Food advocacy in our neighborhoods: Such as assisting local businesses (like Western Beef, Associated, and the various bodegas) in improving their selections; enticing businesses from Manhattan and other parts of Brooklyn to open branches here.
- Planning for a community-wide food issues meeting
We need community support and action to make a food coop on this side of the park a reality. Join Us!
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