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Community Outreach Projects and Events

The East End Food Co-op is an integral part of the Greater Pittsburgh community. Our mission for healthy people and a healthy environment reaches beyond the walls of our retail storefront. Our Outreach Plan addresses the need for public communication towards these ends, within our community. Through partnerships with community projects, in-store initiatives and events, the East End Food Co-op’s Outreach Plan creates meaningful connections with our neighbors, producers and shoppers. 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 event promoter and want the Co-op to participate in your event, you can make a request by filling out the Event Request Form or contacting the  Outreach Coordinator with any questions.

Look for your Co-op at these upcoming events in the community:

Friday, October 31st, 3PM-7PM: The East End Food Co-op is excited to participate in the Homewood-Brushton YMCA’s Halloween Reopening event! A number of community organizations will provide information about local resources during the open house and kids can try their luck at grabbing for apples, competing in a costume contest, and arts and crafts. Stop by the Co-op’s table for some Fair Trade and Vegan Halloween treats! For more information call or email Jose Diaz: jdiaz@ymcapgh.org 412-303-6195. http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/homewood-brushton-ymca/

Saturday, November 1st, 12 PM – 8 PM: Your Co-op is excited to participate in the Vegan Meet-up’s fall edition of the Pittsburgh Vegan Festival! Come by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills to learn about vegan products and services, enjoy live music, yoga, cooking demos, and a children’s Halloween Dance. Look for the Co-op’s table where we will be sampling of some of the vegan products we carry, including candy for trick-or-treaters! For more information visit: www.facebook.com/events/735280543174880.

Sunday, November 16th, 3 PM – 7 PM: The Co-op will join 60 other local food vendors at the third annual Farm to Table Pittsburgh’s Harvest Tasting taking place at the Pittsburgh Public Market and Wigle Whiskey! Our talented Café staff will provide samples of some of our favorite fall recipes featuring local foods. Join us in the Strip District to learn more about some of the city’s best farms, chefs, and food producers. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.FarmToTablePA.com/Harvest-Tasting.

Ongoing Projects

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council meets monthly to network, share resources and strategize food policy issues. The Co-op attends these and participates in distribution of information. Discussion Course: Your Co-op coordinated much of the material and publishing of this reader.  Food donations, facilitation and venue hosting have been some modes of our contribution to the Cooperative principles. Pittsburgh’s Food Is Elementary We donate ingredients and for third party Certified Food Eductors to provide hands-on cooking demonstrations in elementary schools within our community. Stay tuned for more events!

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