Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community

December Update

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Thanks to all who came out to our General Meeting on December 12.  The Board presented an update on the progress of the food co-op development, including reports from the newly formed action committees. We have been working on fundraising, building plans, exploring partnerships for the coop “complex”, and working on the program for the store–departments, affordability programs, and sourcing partnerships,

In 2014 we will be holding general meetings every other month: the next meeting will be Tuesday evening February 4–exact time and location will come. The various action committees will also be choosing regular meeting times and we hope that more members will get involved in the planning.

JOIN THE CO-OP before the end of the YEAR!
Join before the end of 2013 and receive a $5 gift coupon for the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market!(Offer expires December 31, 2013, $25 minimum installment  payment)
To join–go to our  website and make a full or installment payment on the $100 equity share.  To pay by check, download membership application and mail to PO Box 240231, Dorchester, MA 02124)

Our next outreach committee meeting will be on Monday January 6, 7pm at the Eastern Bank Community Room at Ashmont Station Please contact Lynn Murray (klynnmurray@gmail.com), our outreach and education coordinator, for information. All are welcome to join this committee and build our membership.

Thanks for your ongoing help in building the food co-op! We have made tremendous progress in 2013, bringing us closer to building a community owned store and food hub  that will provide affordable, local, natural and organic food for our community.

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