East Oakland Grocery CooperativeMission, Vision & Purpose
The East Oakland Grocery Cooperative (EOGC) is a community-developed grocery cooperative initiative that will equitably provide fresh, local and healthy foods and job opportunities to the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) residents of East Oakland.
The community-owned grocery cooperative will:
1) operate a retail grocery store emphasizing healthy and culturally-recognizable foods and locally-made goods;
2) give support to local growers and producers;
3) provide members and fellow residents with food education;
4) create equitable job opportunities and a resilient economy and
5) create pathways for intergenerational holistic healing and wellness.
A cooperatively-owned community grocery store will help to not only alleviate some of the challenges of sourcing local, healthy foods in East Oakland, but it will also retain local spending within the community, generate local ownership, and provide direct opportunities for the residents of East Oakland to fully benefit in the development of a sustainable model for meeting a critical community need. Prioritizing and economically empowering East Oakland residents will establish a just transition from a disempowering and extractive food system and local economy into one where communities lead an intergenerational process in the development of cultural, ecological, economic, and spiritual regeneration and restoration. The EOGC will reenergize East Oakland’s community food culture to rebuild a nourishing food system for future generations to come.
Donations do not grant the contributor voting rights or ownership of the East Oakland Grocery Cooperative. The East Oakland Grocery Cooperative is a project of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project which is is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and donations are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.
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