Community Outreach Projects and Events
The East End Food Co-op’s mission for healthy people and a healthy environment reaches beyond the walls of our retail storefront. We are founding members of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, which meets monthly to network, share resources, and strategize food policy issues. We also participate in other community projects, and we sponsor, table, and present at various community events throughout the year which are in alignment with our Ends Policy Statement. If you are an organizer and want the Co-op to participate in your event, contact our Outreach & Education Coordinator.
Look for your Co-op at these upcoming events in the community:
Sunday, June 14th, 1 PM – 6:30 PM: Our Co-op is proud to be a part of our city’s PrideFest event! Stop by our tent on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh to spin our prize wheel and talk co-op. More information: www.pittsburghpride.org/events/pridefest.
Saturday, June 27th, 10 AM – 5 PM: Visit our Co-op at Good Taste Pittsburgh’s annual Hometown Homegrown event at the Heinz History Center. We look forward to celebrating our region’s food culture with you! More information: www.goodtastepittsburgh.com/hometown-homegrown.
Saturday, August 22nd, 8:15 AM for 1.5 Mile WALK/9:00 AM for 5k RUN: Our Co-op is proud to sponsor Run Around the Square, one of Pittsburgh’s largest foot races! Join us in cheering on our friends and neighbors! More information: www.runaroundthesquare.com.
Saturday, September 12th: Our Co-op is excited to participate in Construction Junction’s Steel City Big Pour fundraiser again this year! Stop by our station to sample fare from our Vegetarian Café. More information: http://www.constructionjunction.org
Sunday, October 11th: Our Co-op is pleased to announce our Bronze level sponsorship of this year’s 3-2-1 Ride to end melanoma and pancreatic cancer. We look forward to helping cyclists rehydrate at a water stop on the course. More information: www.321ride.org