The application period for bounty baskets has closed.
For those in our community that need support this November, People’s Food Co-op and some of our vendors have partnered to provide 80 free vegetarian food baskets.
We donate these baskets every November to support those with limited access to healthful foods. Around Thanksgiving especially, we are called to address the harm caused by colonization. Settler colonialism and white supremacy limits many of our community members' access to resources, and we aim to share the abundance and generosity of our vendors to directly support those at the intersections of these oppressions this time of year. This work fulfills our Ends of social/economic justice and progressive land stewardship.
Bounty Baskets are reserved on a first come, first served basis every year. Before applying for a basket, we ask that our community members assess their need in relation to how they may be harmed by or benefit from white supremacy.
Basket pick-up will be on Wednesday November 22nd from 4-7pm in the Community Room. The Community Room is located up a flight of stairs. it is accessible by elevator lift as well – just let a cashier know that you need to use it and they will help you.
Only 80 baskets are available, and sign-ups are recorded in the order they arrive. Baskets are limited to one per household. A link to the online application is available at the top of this post, and paper applications are available at the register. After all baskets are spoken for we will create a wait list. You will be notified by Thursday, November 16th if you will receive a basket.
Food baskets are designed to feed about 4 people and will likely include:
Organic produce: yams, potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, greens, apples
One pie crust & one can of pumpkin pie mix
$10 voucher for the People’s Farmers Market on Wednesdays 2-7pm
Other food items: 1 can cranberry jelly, vegetable bouillon cubes, a loaf of bread, and Three Sisters Nixtamal tortillas
Basket contents may change slightly. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any help in filling out an application, please feel free to call the co-op, and a worker will walk you through the application.
Many thanks to our generous vendors who donated! We couldn’t do this without them.