Vendors & businesses donating to relief efforts
From day one of the Almeda Fires, the Co-op team wanted to help the community. They reached out to vendors across the region and country to ask for their help with products, supplies and food to get to the fire victims.
And that help came through in big ways, getting nutritious food to displaced families, home supplies in high demand, and wellness and food for first responders and firefighters. Thank you for supporting these businesses as thanks for their help in our community's relief efforts.
These donations and distributions wouldn't be possible without our dedicated and well-connected Co-op team. These teams are filled with special employees who are pivotal parts of the Rogue Valley community.
- Oregon Soap Company & Riverside Trading - 1200 bars of soap and 275 gallons of liquid soap for distribution at relief centers.
- Moon Valley Organics - soap and lip balm.
- Herb Pharm - Stress, Sleep, and Detox products.
- NOW Foods - Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and t-shirts.
- New Chapter - Turmeric Supreme for staff and firefighters.
- HealthForce - Vitamin C supplements.
- Nutraceuticals - Life Flo, Solaray, and Kal products.
- Country Life & Desert Essence - assorted vitamins and bath & body products.
- Gaia Herbs - assorted herbal supplements.
- Goodwinds+Trading - Badger body & skin care products, CV Sciences, Nordic Naturals, Trilogy, Inesscents, and Wild Carrot.
- Mountain Sales Northwest - Silver Wings colloidal silver supplements, Natracare feminine hygiene products and Weleda body care products.
- Garden of Life - assorted food supplements.
- Maitri Marketing - Sunsoil, Maggie's Organics, Pranarom, Humble, and Pure Essence.
- Presence Marketing - donation of non-perishable food and cleaning products.
- Mt. Hagen - assorted coffees.
- Annie Chun's - seaweed snacks.
- Late July - chips and snacks.
- Mezzetta - pasta sauces.
- Think - nutrition bars and oatmeal bowls.
- North Coast - apple sauce.
- Bob's Red Mill bars, granola, oatmeal, pancake mixes, bags, shirts, and more
- Lonolife - bone broths.
- Once Again Nut Butter - assorted nut butter packets.
- 500 sandwiches for those affected by the fire as well as first responders.
- Niman Ranch for multiple food donations sent to ACCESS Medford.
- Organically Grown Company for a $1,000 donation for Rogue Food Unites, and $2,000 for the Ashland Food Co-op Almedia Fire Relief Fund.
- Tony's Fine Foods for a donation of cheeses and breads for donated sandwiches.
- Siskiyou Distributing for additional cheese for donated sandwiches.
- Alvarado St. Bakery for a donation of breads for donated sandwiches.
- Franz Bakery for a donation of breads for donated sandwiches.
- Co-op donation of 100 reusable tote bags.
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The Ashland Food Co-op acknowledges and shares our community’s concerns about protecting against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The safety and health of staff and customers is a top priority for the Co-op.
As coronavirus cases increase in Jackson County, the Co-op is taking extra precautions to protect shoppers and employees.
To ensure social distancing in the store, the number of persons allowed in the store at once has been reduced to 50% capacity. Understandably, this may lead to a short wait outside of the store, but please be assured the line moves quickly.
In order to keep the wait as short as possible, here are a few steps you can take to help out:
By Allan Weisbard L.C.S.W.
Since 1963, autumn has been a difficult time for me. Two months shy of my 13th birthday I lost my younger brother to cancer, then shortly afterwards, President Kennedy was assassinated.
To protect the health of Co-op staff and shoppers, all shoppers and other visitors on Ashland Food Co-op property must wear face coverings over mouth and nose except when dining in an approved area. As of November 11, 2020, face shields will not be permitted unless worn with a mask.
By Annie Hoy, Board Secretary and Chair of Owner Engagement Committee
Food Co-ops around the nation proudly display signage saying EVERYONE WELCOME. Or they use the slogan, “Anyone can shop. Anyone can join.” But are food co-ops, and other cooperative businesses, walking the walk?
It’s probably already cliche to say “it’s been one heck of a year.” There have been challenges a-plenty for all of us, whether we’re working or shopping at the Co-op - but I’m so proud of how all of us have persevered.