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Join us in an exciting new project for our neighborhood, the creation of a community owned grocery store — the Rogers Park Food Co-op.

Rogers Park Food Co-op will be a community-owned cooperative grocer. We will be your friendly neighborhood store, offering access to trusted sources for healthy, locally grown, sustainable and artisanal foods.

We will offer food education programs, serve as a gathering place for the community, and foster strong ties among our ethnically diverse neighborhood.

Rogers Park is one of the 77 community areas on the north side of the City of Chicago. We are home to people from all over the world—our 55,000 residents speak more than 38 languages and come from more than 82 countries. Rogers Park is the only neighborhood in Chicago where residents can live just steps away from the shores of Lake Michigan.

We are reaching out to you to spread the word. This project requires the support of the entire community to make it happen.  


Announcing the new Rogers Park Food Co-op T-shirtShirt

Show your support for the Rogers Park Food Co-op with our stylish new T-shirt! Designed by our volunteers, the t-shirts come in an attractive spring-green color with our new logo on the front and "Lettuce Build a Co-op Together" on the back.

Now 100% Union made in USA!

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  • Latest from the blog

    Late August 2018 Newsletter

    Hey there, Your co-op newsletter is produced and edited by Jillian Jason and Pat Badani. Content is written entirely by the owners of RPFC. Want to contribute? Drop a line to: Jillian@rogersparkfoodcoop.com. Scroll on for a quick update from the editors as the Board takes a month off for summer vacation, one of our Owner's tips for motivation, and an interview with Jessico, wellness buyer for the Dill Pickle Food Co-op. And as always, we can't do it if you don't....   Become an Owner Letter from the Editor We’ve seen considerable growth this summer, with new owners recruited from Farmers Markets to the Glenwood Arts Fest this past weekend, and we want to take a moment to welcome all new owners, to say thanks to some of our legacy owners, and to share our excitement about fall plans. If you just joined us, we’re so happy to have you! This co-op is built thanks to membership support and contributions, and we’d like you to join us in making a difference by volunteering your time and skills.  Climbing aboard a new project can seem daunting and we’re here to help with resources and projects. If you have any bandwidth at all to volunteer, please step up! We need outreach volunteers, social media contributors, writers, designers, and IT folks. If you’re not sure what you would like to do, reply here and we'll get you set up with the Co-op Volunteer Coordinator (Cris) to work things out. Please note that if anyone would like to come to a Board meeting, all of our ownership is invited (owners only, please) and the next meeting is September 6th, 7pm at Unity at 1925 W. Thome. We also have open Board seats. Serving on the Board presents a fiduciary responsibility to the business, and also provides rewards in dividends.
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    August 2018 Newsletter

    Hey there, I'm Jillian. I produce this thing and make sure it gets to you every other week. Want to learn more? Contribute? Have a hot tip? Write me at: Jillian@rogersparkfoodcoop.com Scroll on for Owner Number 1's take on site selection, one woman's take on Community Engagement, and the announcement of our new Volunteer Coordinator. And as always, we can't do it if you don't.... Become an Owner  
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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Unity on Thome in Chicago, IL

    Community Engagement Team

    Join Our Team

    Come meet fellow co-operators who are planning our Community Engagement events! Bring your new ideas for fun, engaging community activities. All are welcome! No commitment required to attend.

    Unity Church Library (1st Floor)

    1925 W Thome Ave
    Chicago, IL 60660

    Directions:

    Thome is the first street south of Devon just west of Ridge. The Building is a Tudor located on the south side of the street. You can enter either through the front door on Thome Ave or through the back/side door from the Winchester parking lot. The library is on the first floor to the west, through a set of glass double doors.

    Parking:

    Entry to the parking lot is on the west side of the building or in front of the building on Thome.

    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    A Just Harvest in Chicago, IL

    Service A Just Harvest

    Volunteer Opportunity

    Volunteers and Owners of the Rogers Park Food Co-op will serve food in our community partner soup kitchen. A Just Harvest is the only community kitchen in Chicago serving hot meals 365 days a year to anyone without precondition. For more information on how to volunteer and donate, visit http://ajustharvest.org/

    Mission

    The mission of the Rogers Park Food Co-op is to strengthen our diverse community through inclusive economic growth, ethical food production, and programs centered on food and social justice.


  • Rose Nelson
    commented 2017-08-10 09:32:39 -0500
    Hi Rogers Park! Great page!
  • Kathleen Duffy
    commented 2015-08-23 22:17:28 -0500
    Congratulations, RPFC! The website looks terrific!
  • Adam Schwartz
    commented 2015-08-22 10:10:33 -0500
    I’d like to take a moment to welcome everyone to our new website! We hope this will be a helpful tool to provide information and open a conversation between the co-op owners, supporters and our whole community.

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