Outreach

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op is not just a natural foods store.  Built into our mission statement – and the cooperative principles we uphold – is a commitment to our community.

When we are able, the Co-op funnels its dollars back into the community by participating in special events and assisting local non-profit organizations, through donations of gift certificates or product to community groups whose missions we support.

Some of this year’s projects include:

  • Sponsorships of:
    • Blue Ridge Public Television’s Open Mic
    • Fall Waterways Cleanup and Celebration
    • SPCA annual Dog Walk
    • WVTF Public Radio
  • Donations of food, money, or gift certificates:
    • Bradley Free Clinic, monthly dinner for volunteer medical professionals
    • Camp Roanoke
    • Clean Valley Council
    • Glenvar Elementary
    • Explore Park
    • Northside Middle
    • Pink Ribbon Affair
    • RAIL Solution
    • Raleigh Court Elementary
    • Virginia Heights Elementary

The Co-op is interested in helping groups focus on responsible environmental practices and in new ideas and community activities.