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, August 23rd, 8:15 AM for 1.5 Mile WALK/9:00 AM for 5k RUN: Your Co-op is a proud sponsor of Run Around the Square, Pittsburgh’s largest footrace. Dogs can participate in the 1.5 Mile race, too! Throughout the race there will be musicians, costumed characters, and themed-water stops. Following the race, look for you Co-op’s table in Frick Park’s Fern Hollow where we’ll have some refreshments and energy snacks for you. More information and registration: www.runaroundthesquare.com.
Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming community events:
Group Against Smog & Pollution (GASP) 5K Dash - October 5th – More information: www.gasp-pgh.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!