John Bryant, Marketing Manager
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op has invested $3,500 in this project, following the funding plan, because it supports our Ends which says our store “exists to create a vibrant, local and sustainable cooperative community.” We plan to use this important documentary to tell the cooperative story – our story – in hopes to inspire future generations of shoppers, owners and employees to carry on the legacy of the cooperative model.
We chose to support Food For Change because the cooperative story is one that we all share. Whether or not you have ever been directly involved with a food co-op, the food system that is a part of our everyday life has been forever changed by the men and women that pursued a better way. And the pursuit continues today.
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op – incorporated in 1975 – provides our community in Southwest Virginia with nutritious food choices and earth-friendly products. Our ownership of more than 2,000 of our neighbors enjoys the thriving business they have created which includes a full service grocery and deli. Operating from cooperative principles, we support sustainable environmental practices, local organic farmers, local businesses, and our community. We looking forward to sharing Food For Change with our cooperative family.
“It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.