Community Giving

givingWith the need in our community so great and resources so small, the Olympia Food Co-op makes efforts to give to the community every day by affordability and access to healthy foods. We also have a community giving program, where we help to support events and organizations with products and/or finances.

If you are considering to participate in this program, think about how you can most effectively use our generosity, willingness, and desire to support our community. The descriptions below will help determine if you are seeking a donation or sponsorship.

Donations
We work hard to spread donations in our community as widely as possible. They tend to be small amounts of products and/or finances.  We find the most effective use of our donations program is to support fundraisers. Any group in line with our mission is welcome to request a donation. Requests for donations need to be made seven days in advance of the event.

To request a donation, contact staff at donations@olympiafood.coop

Sponsorships
Our sponsorship program allows us to support individual events with larger amounts of money or goods. For tax purposes, sponsorships require public acknowledgement of the Co-op. Sponsorships are available for events that are in line with our mission . Requests for sponsorships need to be received at least one month prior to the event. Here is a list of past Sponsorships.

To request a sponsorship, contact staff at outreach@olympiafood.coop

Round up at the Register
We invite our members to support the Community Sustaining Fund project through round up at the registers in both stores.

Free Store at the Westside Co-op
It began as a large wooden box in front of the Westside Co-op where folks dropped off clothing for folks in need. As the need and donations increased, working members teamed up with staff to create the Free Store, now fully attended and organized with racks for clothing, drawers for pants, shelves for books and kitchen ware. You can walk up and take anything you want – actually the more you take, the better, as donations get turned away from lack of space.
Free Store website, a working member donation… thank you!