and the winners are…
… Thurston County Food Bank received $150 worth of produce (wholesale!)
… westside winner – Maya
To participate, ask a cashier or customer service to sign up – all we need is the best way to contact you if your name is drawn.
On December 13th, 2016, staff at each store will draw the winner!
Here’s more info on the giveaway…
Did you know the Olympia Food Co-op is part of a larger cooperative of other food co-ops? This group is called the National Co+op Grocers who, “helps to unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.” It is with this group that we are able to offer such great sales deals, free fruit for kids, and fun activities such as … this December’s Goodness Giveaway – a chance to receive $75 worth of groceries and a matching $75 donation to the local food bank in your name!
The items in the giveaway are all part of the Co+op Basics program. Have you seen the purple sales signs around the store? Been wondering why they don’t go off of sale in the usual bi-weekly period? These purple signs indicate products that are in the Co+op Basics program, that is supported through our partnership the National Co+op Grocers. This program helps to further support our mission statement to “make good food accessible to more people”, as it specifically aims to bring pricing down for products that are used daily – such as milk and coffee and beans and pasta. The items are selected from regular high sales (thus indicating basic needs) and marked down for a longer period of time – some lasting several months. We do not have a sales flyer for these, as they appear randomly for an undetermined amount of time.