Fresh Food Co-op

Fresh Food Co-op

Established in 2017, the Fresh Food Co-op is a small market stocked with rescue food from Whole Foods, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. For a small fee or a donation of time, families can shop for fresh produce, fruit, dairy, prepared items, and shelf-stable food.

This program also offers Free Fridays where anyone from the community can shop for free from 11am-1pm.

It was nice to see my children and my community having fresh fruit and vegetable choices that families like mine may not have otherwise. Thank you, Fresh Food Co-op! –Nicol

The Fresh Food Co-op operates out of New Hope Community Church and serves families of students at the following schools:

  • Shelton Elementary
  • Kyffin Elementary
  • Welchester Elementary

Families who are referred to the program pay $15/month or volunteer 6 hours/month to join which allows them to shop once a week for 3 days of food (3 meals per family member per day).

Having been out of the workforce for almost 12 years, I was devastated when I found myself to be a single parent of seven children, and sharing 50% of the responsibilities of an infant grandson. I had no idea how i was going to be able to feed, house and cloth those children. Thankfully, the parent liaison from my childrens’ elementary school referred me to The Fresh Food Co-op. I was a little apprehensive about using another food pantry due to feeling like a burden at other local pantries. It was so nice to feel at home going to The Fresh Food Co-op, and seeing other parents from my childrens’ school. The registration process took just minutes, and the shopping experience was amazing. It was nice to see my children and my community having fresh fruit and vegetable choices that families like mine may not have otherwise. Thank you, Fresh Food Co-op! –Nicol