Food 4 Social ChangeChanging the local economy onebusiness at a time.
Food 4 Social Change Multi-Staked Cooperative will be amarketplace, for vendors to sell their produce; value-addedproducts and services.The Cooperative’s members are a community of like-mindedSocial Entrepreneurs. We’ll help our members to:* Expand & grow their business,* Create jobs with fair wages* Have more buying and selling power,* Improving their lives and the people in the local economy.* Do Marketing, Funding sources, collaborate, and whateverthey need to be strong and prosper.What we are about..
Cooperatives PrinciplesEquity. Equality. Self-help. Self-responsibility. Democracy. Solidarity. These arethe values on which the modern cooperative movement was founded and thebasis for the organization of every cooperative enterprise in the world today.Cooperatives are differentiated from other business entities in three ways:member ownership, member control, and member beneﬁt. A cooperative isan enterprise where ownership, control, and beneﬁt are all held by the samegroup of people: the cooperative members.Co-ops also abound internationally. In Quebec (Canada), Northern Italy, India,and Japan, for example, cooperatives play a signiﬁcant role in the nationaland regional economies. The most famous worker co-ops in the world arethe Mondragon cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain, an association ofover one hundred cooperative enterprises, forming an entire cooperativeeconomy in which factories, schools, banks, retail stores, and servicesoperate on a cooperative basis.**Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives Manual @Kent State University