Group Effort: Kensington Co-op Seeks Members

The Kensington Community Food Coop has launched an ambitious new membership campaign. You can sign up online through the group's website or visit their table at the Greensgrow Farmers' Market. Here's what they had to say in a recent letter from the Board oK Directors:

When I say we need a co-op, I don’t mean to be overly dramatic. Most of us have figured out how to get by with the grocery stores we currently shop at. When I say we need a co-op, I compare a Kensington future with and without a co-op. Without a co-op, there isn’t a grocery store we can walk to. Without a co-op, our local producers don’t have a friendly store to sell their products. Without a co-op, healthy living isn’t promoted by the place selling you and your family food. Without a co-op, we will have ignored the real crisis of diabetes, obesity and heart disease in our neighborhood. With a co-op, life will be healthier and happier for our community and especially for our members.

For more on the genesis of the Kensington Community Food Coop, check out Grid's February cover story.