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A section of the Concord Food Co-op’s mission is to conduct our affairs according to consumer cooperative principles. One of those principals is concern for community. The Co-op delivers on this objective through outreach; outreach is an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. A core component of the Co-op’s outreach is our Community Partners Program, whereby member-owners vote annually to select charitable organizations to provide meaningful support.
On March 19th Souperfest, a fund raising event to benefit the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, was held. Proceeds from the event were approximately $40,000. Five hundred guests enjoyed various soups, artesian breads and desserts. The Concord Food Co-op participated in the event by managing the food set up and service. Chef Rob ran the kitchen and coordinated the 22 soups that were crafted by local volunteer soup chefs. The Co-op received high praise for the organization of the food service.
Photos were generously provided by Aaron Baker. To view more photos from the event, visit his gallery.
To learn more about the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, click the logo!
The Friends Program is one of the Concord Co-op’s community partners. To learn more about the Co-op’s community partners for 2016, or to apply to be a partner for 2017, visit this link.