This spring, we’ve come together to raise $194,000 of our $200,000 goal to fund the co-op operating budget. This money will allow us to continue putting great food on the co-op shelves and in your pantry. We are amazed and humbled by this phenomenal display of generosity and co-op pride.
On June 18, we were $120,000 from our goal. By July 1, dozens of owners committed their resources to making it happen. Some invested because they love to eat. Some were challenged by a friend or fellow owner. Others had missed the opportunity to invest in 2014 and were eager for another chance. Each investor had their own motivations, but together we show the power of cooperation.
That’s the reason this co-op exists. Without that commitment, perseverance and love – this store would not exist. We built this business together, we own this store together.
Thank you investors, and thank you to everyone for your ownership, support, patronage and rooting your co-op on throughout this campaign.
Why did these East Aurora Co-op Market owners invest?
“We love the co-op, we’re proud to be a part of it and happy to be able to help. We invested before, and now that we see how the co-op is impacting our community for the better, we’re willing to do it again. We see it as an investment in the future of East Aurora, which we’ve loved and watched evolve in the 27 years we’ve lived here. It just makes sense to support the second co-op in all of Western NY!”Harry and Su Mayers
“I’m proud to be a co-op member and investor! I eat a vegan diet, and I’m finding loads of great choices at the co-op. The store is convenient and quick to shop. Easy-in, easy-out.”Claire Mackiewicz
We’re invested! We’re proud to be investors. The co-op enhances our community in so many ways!Deb and Steve Radziwon
“My wife and I have volunteered with Native Offerings Farm and witnessed the transformative power of fresh fruits and vegetables! We moved to East Aurora four years ago. Until now, the only thing missing from the village was a nice grocery market. We’re expecting a baby this fall, so we’re loading up on great healthy foods!”Brad
“My grandson has food allergies, and the co-op is a place where I can shop safely for him. Also, I want to buy local produce; because it tastes great, and because people nearby will benefit from my purchases. The co-op is serving the Southtowns community, it’s not exclusive to East Aurora. I live in Hamburg and it’s already my go-to!”Lynn Meslinsky
“Good food is not a trend. People want to know how and where their food is grown. I want to support a business that’s buying local and practicing sustainability. It’s good for the community!”Yvette
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