What Makes a Food Co-op Different?

Answer

A food co-op is different from a regular grocery store in its reinvestment of profit back into the community and mission to promote the health and viability of the local economy.

The average food co-op:

 

  • Sources 80% of their stock from local farms and purveyors
  • Pays above average wage
  • Promotes sustainability measures for a greener planet – like recycling, composting, and reduced waste
  • Donates 13% of profits to charity