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, May 30th, 12 PM – 8 PM: Our Co-op will be featured in this spring’s Vegan Fest event! Vegan Fest is a celebration of all of the wonderful vegan resources available in our region. Many food vendors, retailers, groups, and organizations, including the Co-op, will distribute information and food samples to guests. Stop by our Co-op’s table to learn what we do to accommodate vegan and vegetarian diets in our store. More information: www.PittsburghBellydance.com
Saturday, June 6th, 10 AM: Our Co-op is excited to participate in the Homewood Health Matters 5K and 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.active.com/pittsburgh-pa/running/races/homewood-health-matters-5k-and-health-expo-2015.
Saturday, June 6th, 9 AM: Join our Co-op in supporting the Rainbow Kitchen’s W.A.R. (Walk and Ride) Against Hunger! Come down to the Pump House in the Waterfront to talk about what we are doing to end hunger. More information: www.rainbowkitchen.org.
Sunday, June 7th, 12 PM – 5 PM: Come to the Carnegie Library’s Main branch in Oakland to join in the fun at this year’s Summer Reading Extravaganza! Our Co-op is excited to be a part of this great outdoor festival. More information: www.carnegielibrary.org/summer/extravaganza.
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.