Fresh, Local & Organic Within Everyone's Reach
FLOWER is a new owner discount program designed to directly increase food access to those most in need as well as provide them with educational resources. It stands for Fresh, Local, Organic Within Everyone’s Reach.
Through FLOWER we will extend a 10% discount to owners who have limited resources to allot to natural, wholesome food and eco-friendly products. This is a very big step in helping us fulfill our mission of nourishing and nurturing our entire community. The FLOWER discount won’t be eligible for certain purchases. Please see the FLOWER guidelines here for specifics.
People need to be or become owners to participate. Owners qualify for FLOWER if they currently receive assistance from any one of the following programs:
- Food Stamps/EBT
- TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
- WIC - Women, Infants and Children (although we cannot accept WIC checks in store at this time due to legal restrictions on the program)
- Free School Lunch Program
Dime In Time Program
Dime in Time is a community program of the Moscow Food Co-op. Customers are given a 10-cent refund every time they bring in a reusable tote bag or drink cup. Cashiers will ask these customers if they would like to keep their refund or donate it to Dime in Time. A committee made up Co-op staff, and Co-op participating owners (community members) choose one recipient for each month on a quarterly basis.
Award recipients will, in turn, write an article for the Co-op’s use and setup an informational table twice during the month they are chosen, telling about the organization and their plans for how they will use the funds. This Co-op Program is to benefit, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-discriminatory organizations whose goals complement or support the Mission Statement of the Co-op.
Bring in reusable grocery bags when you shop at the Co-op, and you get 10 cents, which can be applied to your purchase or donated to the charity below.
The Moscow Food Co-op is pleased to be able to offer modest donations to a variety of community non-profit organizations. Most of our support is provided in the form of small Co-op gift cards, which may be used as door prizes, to purchase or special order food for an event or as silent auction items. Depending on the nature of the request, in-kind donations may be possible.
Our Community Contributions budget is limited, so we advise you to apply in writing, a minimum of six weeks in advance of the date by which you need the donation. We will not consider donation requests made over the phone or in person and if a request is made less than 20 business days in advance of the date by which you need the donation, we may not be able to accommodate your request. Requests will most likely be responded to by email.
The Community Contributions committee which is made up of community members meet by the second Monday of each month to award for upcoming months. The sooner you can get your request in, the more time the committee has to include you in their deliberations.
The Co-op Community Contributions program is to benefit local, non-sectarian, non-profit and non-discriminatory organizations. Preference will be given to organizations whose goals address food security issues or align with the current Ends of the Co-op which are: supporting and building demand for the food and goods economy; increase accessibility for the wider community through addressing barriers of exclusivity; grow and expand to further our mission; model environmental sustainability through our activities, facilities, products and services; educate and engage our owners, customers and the wider community about food, food systems, and more; and create a rewarding work environment for our staff and excellent service for our owners and customers.