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:
Saturday, November 22nd, 3 PM: Join the East End Food Co-op in sampling and discussing our region’s sustainable food offerings at the opening of New Tenant’s Bountiful exhibit opening. This event will feature presentations, a panel discussion, and samples from local food system stakeholders including Legume Bistro and Grow Pittsburgh. We will discuss our Co-op’s place in Pittsburgh’s sustainable food culture and offer samples from one of our local coffee roasters. More information: www.FutureTenant.org.
Saturday, December 13th, 10 AM – 4 PM: Our Co-op is excited to participate in the Environmental Charter School’s Fair Trade Marketplace! The school’s Parent Community Organization welcomes holiday shoppers to purchase fair trade gifts for friends and family this season in support of equitable trading conditions for producers. The marketplace will feature many fairly-traded gifts from over 20 producers including several local businesses. Stop by your Co-op’s table to learn how we support fair trade. More information: www.ecspco.org
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!