- Submitted by Suzanne Adams
West Chester Food Co-op Receives Grant from West Chester Downtown Foundation
The West Chester Food Cooperative is pleased to announce that the West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) has contributed $3,000 to support the Co-op’s efforts to bring a full service grocery to the Borough.
The gift was awarded at the WCDF’s monthly meeting on March 25. According to Suzanne Adams, Chair of the Food Co-op’s Board of Directors, “The Downtown Foundation is a wonderful resource for our community– they promote the things that make West Chester a special place. As a community-owned, full-service grocery store, the Food Co-op will provide healthy food from local sources and will be easily accessible to the people of West Chester. I think the Foundation’s support for the Co-op springs naturally from the goals that we share– to contribute to the vitality and livability of our town.”
Matt Holliday, Vice President of the WCDF Board of Directors sees the Food Co-op as an important addition to the downtown. “The directors of the Downtown Foundation are happy to contribute to the mission of the Food Co-op as they strive to bring a vital resource to our borough”, Holliday said.
Holliday noted that the Food Co-op has also pledged to offer educational classes to the public and work with the local food bank to assist residents in need. “This will make our ‘perfect town’ even better”, Holliday continued. “Ultimately, people caring for each other is one of the things that has made West Chester great and the Food Co-op’s work will contribute a great deal to our community’s caring spirit.”
Find out more about the Food Co-op at wcfood.coop. Information and forms for member-ownership applications are available on the website and at the offices of the West Chester Business Improvement District.