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Every year we have an AGM. But this year is different.

Our co-op is in a crisis. Jimmy Pattison purchased Choices last year and their store across the street has now doubled in size. This has seen our sales plummet up to 20%, and we are now under threat of closing our doors in the coming months if we cannot turn this around.

The East End Food Co-op is Vancouver’s only community-owned grocery store. I’ve been volunteering on the board for the past eight years because I believe a co-op has a very important role to play in advancing food security and ensuring support for independent producers in Vancouver. We still have a promising future and plans to grow – but first we must survive this crisis.

Staff, the board, even our landlord have been chipping in to help us find constructive solutions. The focus of Monday’s meeting will be organizing a member response to this crisis.

We all rely on the co-op to provide us with some of the best healthy, local, organic, and fair trade products available. Please join us at next week’s Annual Meeting to find out what you can do to help, and to connect with members over good food and music.

Where: The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
When: Monday, June 25th, Doors 6:30 pm, Meeting starts at 7 pm
Agenda: 2018 EEFC AGM Agenda

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there!

We love to see you engaging with your Co-op, but if any members aren’t able to attend the meeting and would like a copy of the financial statements or the Board or General Manager’s reports, please contact us at eastendfoodcoop@gmail.com.


Are you looking for a better place to buy your groceries? Consider the East End Food Co-op. We focus on providing healthy, local products at fair prices. We’re also Vancouver’s only community-owned grocery store.

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Healthy

We have been a pioneer in the organic food movement since 1975. We offer a wide selection of organic, non-GMO, unprocessed, and natural foods. We also offer a range of conventional products in order to provide staple foods at prices that are as accessible as possible.

Local

We have deep roots and 40 years of history in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. We are proud of our longstanding support of local producers and farmers and we work hard to offer as many local products as possible. We understand that buying locally strengthens our local food system and our community.

Community owned

East End Food Co-op is Vancouver’s only consumer-owned grocery store and is collectively owned by thousands of local residents. When you shop at the Co-op, your money stays in the community in the hands of ordinary people. There’s no better place to shop for groceries and keep your money circulating in the local economy!

The Co-op advantage:

  • Member Specials
  • Special orders for members, with discounts for bulk purchases
  • Member Appreciation Days, with 10% off for members*
  • Democratic control by members through our Board of Directors
  • Friendly, knowledgeable, unionized staff
  • Member-driven purchasing policy
  • Values-based, not driven by profits

*On all items, except case lot sales or those items that are already on sale.


Location: 1034 Commercial Drive

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., daily.

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