The Paso Food Co-op is building a thriving community by maximizing abundance, access, and affordability of fresh, healthy, and local food. The Co-op fosters dynamic opportunities and positive solutions through celebration, cooperation, education, and interaction. The Paso Food Co-op is starting a cooperative grocery store in North San Luis Obispo County. Its current activities consist of educating the community about the benefits of cooperative businesses and recruiting member-owners to start the store. Donated funds will be primarily expended to support the Co-op’s educational efforts through the printing of informational materials, refreshments for informational booths and events, and other costs related to informing the public about food cooperatives.