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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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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Volunteer Training

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    You became an owner of the Rogers Park Food Co-op to build a cooperative business right here in our diverse community. That's great! But how can you talk about the co-op without being an expert? Who do you talk to? What questions will you be asked? Not to worry. We're in it together!   

    Join us for an informal training session to make sure you feel comfortable talking to community members about our amazing organization. In this session, participants will:

    • hear true stories from the front lines of volunteering 
    • role play different scenarios 
    • learn tips to start a conversation and respond to objections
    • leave with materials that you can start sharing right away
    • sign up to help with upcoming community events based on your schedule

    We're growing our cooperative community together!

    Can't make this date? Let us know you're interested in learning more!

     

     

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Community Engagement Update

    Find out how you can get involved to help reach our goal of 450 owners in 2018

     

    Join us as we share updates about our recent outreach activities and determine which upcoming community events RPFC will be participating in. All are welcome! No commitment required to attend.

     

    A community-owned grocery store is coming to Rogers Park!

     
    If you require accommodations for accessibility, please let us know in advance at Cris@RogersParkFoodCoop.com.

    Unity Church Board Room (3rd 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.

     

     


  • 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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