Once all the day’s food and goods are loaded into boxes, a business meeting is held. Led by the co-op’s elected leadership, the business meeting typically includes a reflection, community announcements and on occasion an educational portion led by a guest speaker from one of Urban Recipe’s community partners. When the business meeting concludes, the fully stocked food boxes are assigned to each member and members take their boxes and disperse until gathering again in two weeks.
FOOD CO-OP TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Urban Recipe has been launching and operating Food Cooperatives for low-income families since 1991. There are dozens of Urban Recipe inspired Co-ops locally and nationally that have launched through our Co-op Training and countless groups from around the US and as far as Tokyo and Hong Kong that have come to train with us and learn about our one-of-a-kind approach to solving hunger with dignity.
Co-op Training Workshops provide an in-depth look into how our Co-op model works including an overview of how Co-ops are formed and operated.Workshops are held at our office site three times a year and are led by executive director, Jeremy Lewis, and Urban Recipe founder, Chad Hale. Co-op Training Workshops for Gideons will be held on location of the Co-Op and includes a live look-in to an Urban Recipe Co-op, where trainees are invited to ask questions of the Co-op’s coordinator and members.