My commitment to Food Moxie grows directly out of my belief in the cooperative enterprise as embodied by Weavers Way.
In the case of our food stores, the collective enterprise is, “How can we run a small grocery chain in a competitive marketplace, source as much product locally as we can, support a farm, and contribute to our shared community?”
That shared community includes a lot of people who don’t have access to healthy food, who often haven’t been exposed to how food is grown, and who really latch onto the idea of eating more healthily when they experience Food Moxie’s programs.
I think it’s brilliant that our Co-op is allied with a nonprofit whose work broadens our community. The partnership enables us to share our commitment to healthy food beyond ourselves and our fellow members. And it gives us the opportunity to help change people’s lives.