July 26th is National Disability Independence Day. On July 26th, 1990 the Americans
with Disabilities Act was signed into law. With the 33rd anniversary of this day coming up, the
Olympia Food Coop wants to highlight some key ways that we try to make our stores more
The most recent addition with our goal of increasing accessibility is our Curbside
shopping program. This allows members to place orders online at www.olympiafood.coop and
have next-day pickup at the Coop’s eastside location at 3111 Pacific Avenue SE. This program
has no fees at this time because we want to minimize barriers as much as possible so our store
can “make good food accessible to more people.” For any questions regarding our Curbside
program; email: email@example.com.
Another way our stores aim to support accessibility is by offering discount memberships.
We offer free memberships for seniors and those with disabilities. We also have a Cooperative
Access Program (CAP) for anyone whose financial condition may prevent them from shopping
at the coop. This membership is free and provides a 10% discount for all purchases except
In addition to these programs, both of our stores (921 Rogers St SW and 3111 Pacific
Ave SE) have automatic sliding entrance doors and support the use of personal service animals.
We appreciate the hard work of all those who contribute to disability rights movements by living
their authentic lives and everyone who strives to make a more inclusive and just society.
Post by staff members Awren Schwartz and Kaia McCracken