About the Co-op

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The East End Food Co-operative is Vancouver’s only consumer-owned grocery store. We serve the local community. Varied Members interests and concerns link us to groups involved with the politics of food, the environment, other communities, and much more. We are part of a growing wave of economic, political and food consciousness.

Founded in 1975 the Co-op initially operated as a volunteer-run buying club in a warehouse location at a time when it was hard to get natural foods, particularly in bulk. The objective was to put food shopping profits in local pockets. Today, the store is professionally managed and run by unionized staff.

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