After five years of planning and fundraising, the Arroyo Food Co-op opened the doors Thursday night to its
Patch got photos of the inside of the co-op’s new home at 494 North Wilson, which will be renovated and aims to open in the fall.
See the co-op photos and more about the co-op in the attached photo gallery.
Since the Arroyo Food Co-op launched its capital campaign about a month ago, it has raised almost $20,000 and acquired additional loans at Thursday’s open house, Tricia Keane, president of the Co-op’s Board of Directors, told Patch.
Loans from existing members will provide the bulk of the approximately $70,000 needed to refurbish and renovate the site and $251,000 for operational expenses—mostly inventory—but extra members and donors are needed.
Everyone is welcome to shop at the co-op, but those who make the investment to become member-owners receive additional benefits, including patronage refunds during profitable years. The full investment to join is $300; however the co-op offers a payment plan of $30 per year.
For more information about the Co-op’s location, its capital campaign—including how to make a loan—and becoming a member, visit www.arroyofoodcoop.com.
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