Committees

In addition to the Board of Directors, there are various committees that help keep the co-op running smoothly and we’re always looking for new people to jump in.

The following committees meet on a monthly or as-needed basis.  Join us!  E-mail info@southphillyfoodcoop.org to get involved.

Programs and Events: This committee organizes and gives community presentations, schedules and volunteers at local fairs and events, helps plan and execute SPFC fundraising events and manages the Business Outreach efforts.

Marketing and Communications: This committee is responsible for communicating and publicizing SPFC’s efforts through our website and blog, creating press releases, newsletters, brochures and other print materials. They are also responsible for branding and communication consistency.

Membership: This committee coordinates and oversees all tasks relating to member-owner recruitment and tracking. They’re responsible for processing membership paperwork, maintaining the member-owner database (including volunteer hours) and planning and executing the membership drive strategies. They organize and lead new member orientation on a quarterly basis. The Volunteer Team (within Membership) is responsible for coordinating member-owner volunteer time at various events. They work closely with each event coordinator to assure that all event needs are met.

Bookkeeping/Administration: This committee is responsible for maintaining financial records, membership records and database as well as managing electronic/paper archival systems. They also work with the Treasurer to maintain communication and partner with the Membership Committee to communicate overlapping assignments.

Financial Planning: This committee is responsible for developing a budget to take us through the start-up phase. They will set fundraising goals and will partner with the Grants Committee as needed.

Ad Hoc Grants Committee: This committee is responsible for writing and applying for grants.

Ad Hoc Legal Committee: This committee meets as necessary as new projects arise. Each committee may have legal needs that can be channeled to this team on an as needed basis.

Operations Committee: This committee is initially taking over the working projects of the former Steering Committee. They are responsible for managing a feasibility study and market analysis in addition to carrying out the policies set by the Board. They will partner with the Finance Committee to develop a business plan and financial projections for the co-op.

Leadership Committee: This committee is responsible for recruiting and developing people to help with the numerous committees and the Board of Directors. This committee meets for about six months during the year to prepare and plan for the board elections each year in the late Spring. We will meet as needed and are looking for volunteers to help out. Email David Woo if interested: woo3d@earthlink.net.