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Board of Directors
Executive Committee
• Kelly Matthews,
President
• Stephanie Gyldenvand,
Vice-President
• Brenna Root, S...
What is a food co-op?
A food co-op is a
member-owned
grocery store.
Co-op Myths
Myth: You have to be a member to shop there.
Truth: Co-ops welcome both members and
non-members to shop at the...
Co-op Myths
Myth: They only carry organic foods.
Truth: Co-ops offer a wide range of grocery
options. Our goal isn’t to be...
Co-op Myths
Myth: It’s for hippies, only.
Truth: Co-op members come from many
walks of life, many different backgrounds an...
Co-op Myths
Myth: It’s expensive.
Truth: Co-ops partner together to negotiate
with suppliers, helping us be price
competit...
Co-op Myths
Myth: They only have bulk foods and
selection is small.
Truth: Co-ops carry an incredible variety of
foods fro...
Co-op Myths
Myth: It’s like the food pantry.
Truth: The Oshkosh Food Co-op is a
community-owned grocery store with
groceri...
Co-op Myths
Myth: You have to volunteer there.
Truth: While we welcome members who
want to volunteer, there are many
diffe...
What is a co-op member?
When you belong to a co-op, you’re more than a
member. You’re an owner.
• You vote to elect the Bo...
Our Journey
We are here.
Why a food co-op in Oshkosh?
300-400 FARMS
90-mile radius
TH
Ranking for Local Eating
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/10/top-10-best-and-worst-states-eat-local
Local Businesses Reinvest Locally
4xMORE DOLLARS
STAY HERE
Existing Members | June 2015
If each member introduces
us to 2 other members
If each of those members
introduces us to 2 others
GOAL ACHIEVED!
We invite you to join us!
Oshkosh Food Co-op | Co-op Grow-op Event Overview Presentation
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This PowerPoint presentation introduces the Oshkosh Food Co-op to prospective members by explaining what a food co-op is, debunking myths and showcasing the benefits of having a co-op in the community.

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Oshkosh Food Co-op | Co-op Grow-op Event Overview Presentation

  1. 1. Board of Directors Executive Committee • Kelly Matthews, President • Stephanie Gyldenvand, Vice-President • Brenna Root, Secretary • Lawrence Stahowiak, Treasurer Board Members • Brenda Haines • Cynthia Thorpe • Paul Van Auken • Nicole Waltemath • Linda Windhausen
  2. 2. What is a food co-op?
  3. 3. A food co-op is a member-owned grocery store.
  4. 4. Co-op Myths Myth: You have to be a member to shop there. Truth: Co-ops welcome both members and non-members to shop at the store.
  5. 5. Co-op Myths Myth: They only carry organic foods. Truth: Co-ops offer a wide range of grocery options. Our goal isn’t to be the food police, but to make options available.
  6. 6. Co-op Myths Myth: It’s for hippies, only. Truth: Co-op members come from many walks of life, many different backgrounds and represent all views on the political spectrum.
  7. 7. Co-op Myths Myth: It’s expensive. Truth: Co-ops partner together to negotiate with suppliers, helping us be price competitive.
  8. 8. Co-op Myths Myth: They only have bulk foods and selection is small. Truth: Co-ops carry an incredible variety of foods from locally sourced options to national brands.
  9. 9. Co-op Myths Myth: It’s like the food pantry. Truth: The Oshkosh Food Co-op is a community-owned grocery store with groceries for sale. open to all. The food pantry is a non-profit, providing food at no cost to people in need.
  10. 10. Co-op Myths Myth: You have to volunteer there. Truth: While we welcome members who want to volunteer, there are many different ways to support the Oshkosh Food Co-op. No member is required to volunteer!
  11. 11. What is a co-op member? When you belong to a co-op, you’re more than a member. You’re an owner. • You vote to elect the Board of Directors and on key strategic decisions for the co-op. • Many co-ops offer other member benefits, such as member discounts and the opportunity to determine where the profits are invested in the community. • As we get closer to opening our doors, we will identify member benefits for the Oshkosh Food Co-op.
  12. 12. Our Journey
  13. 13. We are here.
  14. 14. Why a food co-op in Oshkosh?
  15. 15. 300-400 FARMS 90-mile radius
  16. 16. TH Ranking for Local Eating http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/10/top-10-best-and-worst-states-eat-local
  17. 17. Local Businesses Reinvest Locally 4xMORE DOLLARS STAY HERE
  18. 18. Existing Members | June 2015
  19. 19. If each member introduces us to 2 other members
  20. 20. If each of those members introduces us to 2 others
  21. 21. GOAL ACHIEVED!
  22. 22. We invite you to join us!

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