On which committee do you serve?
Steering and Legal/Finance – I am the Inter-Committee Liason, fondly known as ICL.
What do you do for a living?
How did you get involved with the food co-op?
I saw a flier and attended one of the first organizing meetings. At that time, I was looking for a way to become more connected to my community. I bake a lot and would like a source of more local, and less expensive dry goods. The desire and need for good healthy food is something we have in common and it’s exciting to think about a diverse community coming together, sharing and learning from each other under this common theme.
Why do you want a food co-op in South Philly?
I think the community aspect of a food co-op is the one of the biggest draws. I come from a small town where everyone knows each other. I play ultimate frisbee, a very community driven sport. Food should be about community too, including shopping for food!
Why should people join a food co-op?
Being a member of a co-op gives you a voice in how the business is run, what foods/products are carried, and what services are offered. Every member will have an opportunity to run for the board of directors, and every member will have vote on key issues. As a community run business, your voice will be heard much more clearly.
And did I mention community? You’ll have the opportunity to meet and know your neighbors better!
What is your favorite meal to cook and why?
Forget meals….let’s move to dessert. I love dessert. My favorite thing to bake is chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate frosting… 4 layers = a meal, one layer for each course!