Sowing the Seeds of Cooperation
October is National Cooperative Month, and SHARE Cooperative certainly celebrated in style! On October 24th, we hosted the Grand Opening for the online grocery sales from our Harvest Market, and it's full steam ahead from here.
Constructing our Future
As excited and proud as we are, we didn't spend the whole month celebrating—there's tasks to be done: food to stock on our shelves, grants to apply for, and a whole grocery store to build. During this past month, SHARE ordered over $5,000 of food as a test run for our online grocery store, and we've already sold over three-fourths of what we bought! As we continue to expand our grocery services, we're excited to see more customers shop with us!
Our next task is the big one: opening the brick-and-mortar location for the Harvest Market. In November, we will start construction to outfit our retail space with all the equipment that we need—refrigerators, shelves, checkout lanes, and more. With that process complete, we expect to have our Harvest Market open for the new year!
So, how can you help? This past month, SHARE applied for two more grants to secure the necessary funding to open and operate the Harvest Market. In the coming weeks, we should hear back from many of the opportunities that we've applied to, but in the meantime, we need your support! If you are able, donate to SHARE, or shop online from the Harvest Market to support our mission of ending food insecurity in Forsyth County!
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