2016 was a monumental year for the ERA Food Co-op.
Our membership doubled since 2015! We now have over 160 committed community members investing their time and money into creating a convenient store that provides a one-stop-shop for healthy food and sustainable products.
We were awarded our SECOND $10,000 grant from the Food Co-op Initiative. That proves they believe in what we are doing and want to see a physical store created in our area! One out of twelve start-up’s are chosen in the entire nation, and we’ve been chosen two years in a row – that’s pretty amazing.
Our board of directors grew! We added two new positions for a total of eight members. By doing so we have extra hands, more ideas, and added hours to dedicate toward making the co-op a reality.
In November we hired our first staff, Alyssa Johnson will be our 2016-2017 Marketing and Outreach Specialist. She will be working hard towards building awareness and education on the co-op.
We’ve consistently held monthly classes and will continue to fill our calendar with opportunities to learn about healthy living while meeting other like-minded individuals in your community.