You may recall that back in February the Alberta Co-op put out a call for others to join us in showing their solidarity with the Burgerville Worker’s Union (read more here). We received an amazing response and sent all of the pledge cards and proceeds we received from button sales their way. In the months […]
Round Up for the Sabin CDC!
This month’s Change for Change fundraiser will help to grow the Sabin CDC‘s Tenant Micro Loan Fund. We invite you to join the Alberta Co-op and Sabin CDC in offering support to folks right here in our neighborhood who might need just a little extra to help make ends meet. You can donate directly by […]
Alberta Co-op Chocolate Standards
We’re serious about our buying standards. That’s why when we learned that 600,000 children in the Ivory Coast are forced to produce 40% of the world’s chocolate we decided to take a stand. Last year our Buyers thoroughly researched all of our products containing chocolate and only kept those that we could verify were free of cocoa produced […]
Win the gift of healthy food and support an organization in our community that provides healthy foods to many of our neighbors. One of the seven cooperative principles is “Concern for the Community.” Providing healthy foods for the whole community has long been a priority for food co-ops because we believe access to good food […]
The Discoll’s Boycott Continues -Bryan Berryeater, Produce Buyer Familias Undias por la Justicia, the farmworkers’ union in Washington that initiated the domestic boycott of Driscoll’s berries in 2015, recently announced they have reached a tentative agreement with Sakuma Bros (http://familiasunidasjusticia.org/en/newsandupdates/). Pending ratification by the FUJ union members, these workers may soon enjoy an historic labor […]
Driscoll’s Boycott Update
Driscoll’s Boycott Update ~From our Produce Dept Photo by Collette Cosner with permission from Familias Unidas por la Justicia You may have heard the good news that Familias Unidas por la Justicia won the union election vote up at Sakuma Bros berry farm in Washington. This is an historic victory! This has led to some […]
Fighting Food Insecurity for 28 Years!
We are excited to partner with St. John’s Food Share, formerly known as Golden Harvesters. They have been running a 100% Volunteer organization that feeds people in need since 1988 are preparing to grow with the increasing need for access to healthy food. Our fundraising will help with some of costs of growth including expansion […]
Keeping it FRESH with Double Up Bucks!
Alberta Coop has been supporting the awesome Fresh Exchange program since 2009 and 2016 brings some big, exciting changes! Fresh Exchange is now called Double Up Bucks and has expanded to serve 50 markets across Oregon. This program enables people who receive SNAP (food stamp/EBT) benefits to double their money at farmers markets which increases access […]
We Love BARK!
For the month of April we will be raising funds at the register for Mt. Hood National Forest’s greatest advocate, BARK. Since 1993, BARK has been monitoring, organizing and taking action against deforestation and other activities that disrupt and destroy the ecosystem of Mt. Hood. They have also been a driving force behind Keep Nestle Out […]