At the Co-op we think of ourselves as a community hub with a focus on quality food.
In order to be a community hub, we must be responsive, be engaged, and hold a welcoming space for all members of our community.
As the topic of racial equity fills so much of the news, it is important to not only state our commitment but to also reflect on and question the culture and community practices we live with that may further racial and social inequity. Racial equity work is a journey that includes a shift in policies, procedures, and our culture. There is no quick solution or “fix.” We invite our community to learn and challenge itself with us as we build a co-op that feels welcoming to all.
We believe this work is integral to fulfilling our stated mission and values as a cooperative.
- A just and livable world with a sustainable economy founded on informed choice and cooperative values.
- Build community by respecting diversity and cultivating connections within the Co-op and Whatcom County.
- Encourage informed choices by educating ourselves and our community on issues of food, healthy lifestyles, the environment, and human rights.
- Stewardship and Advocacy—Energize our member-owners to support positive change around core issues that affect the Co-op and the community’s future.