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Mission Statement

As a member-owned and operated grocer, the Bread and Roses Food Cooperative provides an alternative to commercial, profit-oriented business. As members, we contribute our labor by working together, building trust through cooperation and teamwork. This enables us to keep prices as low as possible within the context of our values and principles.

We seek to create a vibrant participatory democracy at every level, from policy making to store operations. Members share the benefits and responsibilities equally. We strive to be a responsible and ethical employer and neighbor, minimizing our carbon footprint by fulfilling our ecological responsibility.

We are a buying agent for our members and not a selling agent for any industry. We offer a diversity of products with an emphasis on organic and local, minimally processed and healthful foods that are chemical and additive free. We seek to avoid products that depend on the exploitation of others, while advocating for human rights, social justice, and fair trade.

We try to lead by example, educating ourselves and others about health, nutrition, cooperation and the environment. We support the broader cooperative movement. We oppose discrimination in any form, while striving to create a safe and welcoming space. We welcome all who respect these values.