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We are currently planning a fund raiser for the expansion to take place at The Unitarian Universalist Church on Gougler in Kent on Saturday, March 29th. Stay tuned for more details. Contact Mary Jayne Stone at 330-388-4692 to donate an item for the auction.
The co-op is planning a fund raiser dinner on March 29th to be held at The Unitarian Universalist Church on Gougler Ave. Stay tuned for more details…..
The Fundraiser and Silent Auction was very successful and raised almost $1,000 for the Kent Natural Foods Co-op.
Thank you for participating!
Keep watching this space for more news about the expansion.
At the most recent general membership meeting, Kent Natural Foods Co-op kicked off a fundraising effort to raise $25,000 towards our expansion. With nearly two-thousand dollars already committed, we are moving into the next phase of the campaign – an online, crowdfunding drive on Kickstarter. On Wednesday, August 21st at 1:00 pm, a videographer will be filming at the KNFC, and we encourage you to come down and put the “crowd” into crowdfunding!
Crowdfunding Video Press Release (printable)
Annual Meeting of the Kent Natural Foods Co-op General Membership
State of the Co-op Address by KNFC Vice-President Fred Pierre
I welcome the members of the Kent Natural Foods Co-op. You may have joined because you like to eat healthy, to participate in the ownership of a downtown grocery, or because you have a vote and a voice in the cooperative. You may have joined because you believe in the principles of open membership and democratic decision-making, or because you want to help grow a local,member-owned business. Whatever the reason, you have succeeded by making healthy, local and organic food more available.
Kent Natural Foods Co-op provides services that go beyond the traditional commercial grocery. Over the last 42 years in business, we have offered educational materials and workshops, sponsored local food events, and helped customers locate hard-to-find foods, vitamins and ecological household products. We have worked hard to stock product lines that are cruelty-free, non-toxic and sustainably produced, in addition to providing gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian products. We look for products with minimal, or recyclable packaging. We purchase from local sources whenever possible, to reduce the fossil fuel consumption for shipping. The store recycles almost all of its waste, and composts its leftover produce for our vegetable and herb garden.
Please nominate Kent Natural Food Co-op members for the Board of Trustees. You can even nominate yourself! We appreciate you interest in serving as a representative for the members. Our nine-member board is composed of both staff and non-staff co-op members, and meets monthly. Apply at the store or call (330) 673-2878 for more information.
Volunteers are invited to participate in our annual inventory count, scheduled for January second. This is an all-day event, with snacks provided. A volunteer coordinator will be available after 1pm to help train inventory counters. Thanks for your help!
In December we host our annual Holiday Open House. This event is not to be missed! Musicians join us, and delicious food is served between noon and 5 pm. Date to be announced. Call (330) 673-2878 for more details, please!