Concern for Community
Concern for community is our seventh cooperative principle. This principle means that cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities. Here are some ways that Co-opportunity contributes to making our community better and healthier!
In-kind donations provide an opportunity for us to support community organizations, strengthen our relationships with local groups and increase our public exposure by providing delicious, healthy food to organizations that have a nonprofit status and match our mission and ends polices. These include educational, environmental and socially responsible organizations.
If your organization, serving our community, is interested in receiving in-kind support from Co+opportunity, please download our in-kind donation appplication and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community schools benefit from being a part of our scrip program. Each time someone purchases a gift card at the Membership Desk we will send 5% of that amount to the participating school of their choice.
The scrip program allows Co-opportunity to partner up with parents, teachers and community supporters to provide direct assistance and nourishment to local schools.
Being a part of our scrip program is easy. On school letterhead, fax, email or send us a letter stating that you would like to be a part of the program. Our scrip coordinator will contact you soon after to confirm your eligibility.
Food Bank Program
Co-opportunity collects food daily from our members and shoppers for the benefit of many community organizations! We also donate surplus goods and organize food drives to help support organizations that seek to assist homeless and low-income individuals and families. Some of our favorite organization include:
- Ocean Park Community Center
- St. Joseph's Center
- Upward Bound House