Co-ops are Helping to Change the World

For over two centuries, cooperatives have helped communities join together to gain economic power and improve their lives. Driven by people rather than profit, cooperatives thrive in big cities, small towns, and rural areas — wherever there’s a need to be met you will find a co-op.

This business model has stood the test of time, with thousands of cooperatives operating in dozens of industries throughout the world. Some co-ops you may be familiar with already include PCC, Kitsap Credit Union, Cenex, Kingston Farm & Garden Community Co-op, local Preschool Co-ops, Group Health Cooperative, and the Kitsap Poultry Growers Co-op. Cooperatives are on the cutting edge, helping meet today’s toughest economic challenges: reducing America’s reliance on fossil fuels, keeping badly needed jobs and financial resources in local communities, empowering workers, teaching students financial skills, helping farmers grow crops with fewer chemicals, and delivering health care options that put people first…..just to name a few.

Good for people. Good for communities. Good for the planet. No wonder one billion people worldwide have joined a cooperative. Help us celebrate co-op month this October and consider joining us to help bring a locally owned, full service grocery cooperative to Kitsap. You and your community will benefit from your investment. Click here to take that next step and join today!

 October is co-op month

Celebrate Co-ops in the month of October!