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:
Saturday, June 4th, 9 AM: Join our Co-op in supporting the Rainbow Kitchen’s W.A.R. (Walk and Ride) Against Hunger! We’ll be tabling at the event’s Health and Wellness Expo. Come down to the Pump House in the Waterfront to learn more about us and discuss what we’re doing to end hunger.
More information: www.rainbowkitchen.org.
Sunday, June 12th, 1 PM – 6:30 PM: Our Co-op is proud to once again be a part of our city’s PrideFest event! Stop by our tent on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh to celebrate diversity and talk co-op. We’ll also have our prize wheel in action, with lots of great items you can win.
More information: www.pittsburghpride.org/events/pridefest.
Thursday, June 16th, 6:30 PM: Our Co-op is proud to sponsor WYEP’s Local 913, a free monthly happy hour concert featuring a performance from Pittsburgh’s best local musicians. Doors open at 6:30, and the performance begins at 7. Complimentary beverages are available for guests aged 21+.
More information: www.wyep.org/calendar/the-local-913.
Saturday, June 25th, 11:00 AM: Our Co-op is excited to participate in the Homewood Health Matters 5K Run/Walk – 10K Bike Ride & Health Expo! Visit our table on Stargell Field after the race to learn how our Co-op promotes healthy living and eating in our community. More information: www.hcvpgh.org
Saturday, July 30th, 11 AM – 5 PM: Join us at Allegheny Commons Park East on the North Side for Pittsburgh VegFest, a family-friendly outdoor festival benefiting Justice for Animals. Enjoy free samples of some of our popular vegan items and learn about how your local co-op can support a healthy vegan lifestyle. More information: www.pittsburghvegfest.org/