Cooperatives are democratic organizations and the cornerstone of democracy is an informed group of voters. As such, our mission includes “provid(ing) information about food […] collective processes and consensus decision-making.” The Olympia Food Co-op is controlled by our members, who actively participate in setting policies and making other decisions that affect the future of the business. We encourage all members to collaborate with staff ad Board in many ways – from offering suggestions for products to carry or boycott, to voting for your Board of Directors or member initiated ballots. We even offer volunteer positions for Working Members to contribute to our success and receive credit toward their Co-op purchases. With so much to share, the challenge remains to inform our membership and community about all of the resources within their reach. Here are some options available to engage to our members
On the front page of our website, you’ll find posts about both store news and organizational development, elections announcements, early closures, information on the latest Round Up, or how to sign-up for a promotional give-a-way.
Facebook and Instagram
On social media, you’ll find posts about our community involvement, our sponsors, store policy changes, and regular posts of our weekly produce and bulk specials and much more.
Electronic Member Newsletter
You can sign up to receive our member email communications with timely updates, and important links. Member surveys, upcoming member meetings, events and more can be yours several times per month by asking your cashier to fill out a Membership Form, where you can check the boxes to update your preferences.
Co-op Table Magazine
Our quarterly publication features delicious recipes, in-depth articles on health, social justice and co-op movement, as well as detailed information about the impact and future of our organization. You’ll also find quarterly reports from the Finance Team and Board.