Photo credit: Yelm Food Co-op, used with permission
Andrea Levanti of Yelm’s Food Co-op Marketing & Community Outreach Committee tells the Yelm Community Blog her committee:
“…is on the move, planning special events and programs aimed at expanding awareness of the Co-op among all parts of the Yelm community in order to better serve the community as a whole.
On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Co-op had a booth at the Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Harvest Party held at Schilter Family Farm in Olympia. The event was tailored to the needs of the children participating, with a specific focus on Halloween treats that were gluten-free and dairy-free since most autistic children have special dietary needs.
CLICK HERE to read the story by Stacia Glenn in the Tacoma News Tribune.
On November 14, 2010, Yelm Food Co-op will host its first Annual CO-OPportunity Day from 1:00-4:00 PM.
The featured guest, nutritional mastermind Gary Di Donato, will be sharing his extensive knowledge of nutrition gained during 20 years devoted to studying the herbal and dietary practices of cultures around the world. He has expertise in how vitamins, minerals and other nutritional components promote optimal health and has helped countless people sort through the array of supplements available today. The Co-op will offer members a Special Event discount of 10% off its wide selection of nutritional supplements. Non-members who elect to join and support the Co-op can pay just $75, or $5.00 per month for 15 months, and enjoy member benefits immediately on CO-OPportunity Day.
This Thanksgiving the Yelm Food Co-op will contribute to our communitys ongoing work of nourishing families in need through a project called “Feed a Family: Give the Gift of Gobble.” The project will provide a family from each church in the Yelm area with all the plentiful, healthy ingredients for a full Thanksgiving feast. Each meal will include a 16-pound free-range turkey, fresh organic potatoes and vegetables, stuffing and gravy mix (both gluten-free, by choice), cranberry sauce, Stone Ground bakery dinner rolls, and dessert. To facilitate this, donations of any dollar amount are being accepted at the Yelm Food Co-op until November 24, 2010.
The Yelm Food Co-op, located on 1st Avenue in the Frontier Village Shopping Center, is open to the public and carries organic and whole foods from farmers and companies that employ earth-sustaining food production techniques.
Please visit the Co-op website at www.yelmcoop.com to find out more about the benefits of membership and volunteering.