“The Park Slope Food Coop unequivocally supports Black lives and the dismantling of all systems that propagate and empower systemic racism #BlackLivesMatter”
Coop Finances, Temporary Markup Strategy, Return to Member Labor Also Explored
By Frank Haberle
Coop members overwhelmingly approved a statement of solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement at the July general meeting after a number of members expressed disappointment that it took so long for the Coop to take a stand on such a heartfelt issue.
By Leila Darabi
Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the Coop is working on increasing store hours, allowing more members to shop at a time and other strategies to bring more cash in the door.
General Coordinator Joe Holtz described these efforts in an interview with the Gazette in which he also shared an update on finances, delivery and member labor. “Bringing back member labor is the most important essential element of our Coop. It’s the most unique, foundational, spiritual thing about our Coop,” said Holtz who is also the Coop’s treasurer and co-founder.
PSFC’s mission reads: “The Park Slope Food Coop is a member-owned and operated food store …” At the 7/28 GM, members were asked to be our Better Selves in considering and approving the Black Lives Matter statement. Then, the Coordinators asked us to consider a markup increase to help PSFC’s economic recovery. This proposal felt… Continue Reading →
Thank you to the people who organized the Zoom General Meeting held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. It is good to keep an open forum so that Members can be informed about operations at the Coop. This is a useful tool to provide updates via committee reports, on financial matters and general information regarding the… Continue Reading →
Dear Members, At the August General Meeting I hope to propose to restore a modified, voluntary and temporary member labor system. I had hoped that the General Coordinators would do this, but since they have not, I hope that we, the members and owners of the Park Slope Food Coop can convince them with our… Continue Reading →
This Issue Prepared By:
|Editor (development)||Peter Grant|
|Reporters||Leila Darabi, Peter Grant, Frank Haberle|
|Art Director (development)||Rod Morrison|
|Illustrators||John Donohue, Tommy Kane|
|Photographers||John Midgley, Zachary Schulman|
|Art Director (production)||Matthew Landfield|
|Web Publishing||Matthew Landfield|
|Editor (production)||Nancy Rosenberg|
|Final Proofreader||Lisa Schorr|
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