Photo courtesy: Yelm Food Coop
“Meet the Manager: Kate Morgan on Food Security and Community Backbone”
“Kate Morgan was raised on a steady diet of co-ops. ‘Since I was little, my family have always been big co-op shoppers,’ she says and in fact her mother Linda was one of the first members of the Yelm Food Cooperative. ‘She was always telling me that I had to come in the store, and I got excited and wanted to help.’ That desire led her to volunteer four years ago, and today, Kate is one of three managers who share responsibility for the store under the direction of General Manager Barnaby Urich Rintz. ‘I love educating people about food and food security,’ she says,” quoting the Yelm Food Cooperative.