For those in our community that need support this November, People’s Food Co-op and some local 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 limit many of our community members' access to resources, and we aim to share the abundance and generosity of local vendors to directly support those at the intersections of these oppressions at this time of year. This work fulfills our Ends of social and economic justice as well as progressive land stewardship.
Bounty Baskets will be allotted on Friday, November 16th by a random number generator. You must have completed an application to be eligible for a basket. We will update this post if any baskets are still available after November 16th. As we have a limited quantity of baskets available, please assess your personal need before applying for a basket.
Applications are now closed.
Only 80 baskets are available, and baskets are limited to one per household. A link to the online application is available above, and paper applications are available at the register in the store. If there are still baskets available after that Friday, Nov. 16th, the remaining baskets will be allotted first-come, first-serve based on application date and time.
Basket pick-up will be on Wednesday November 21st from 4-8pm 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.
Food baskets are designed to feed about 4 people and will likely include:
Tofurky and Tofurky Gravy
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, a loaf of bread, and tortillas
Basket contents may vary. 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 through the application and fill it out on your behalf.
Many thanks to our generous vendors who donated! We couldn’t do this without them.