Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Give Where You Live: VFC Cooperative Community Fund

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

October is Cooperative Month! In celebration, our Give Where You Live recipient for the month is Viroqua Food Co+op’s Cooperative Community Fund (CCF). Next time you check out, be sure to round up for the VFC's CCF. Each time you give, it is matched through the generous support of Frontier Co-op, National Cooperative Bank, Organic Valley and VFC up to $6,000!

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Tags: 1% Wednesday, Principle Six, Give where you live, Cooperative Community Fund

Round up to "Give Where You Live"

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

“Would you like to round up?” Most likely, you have been asked this question by one of our wonderful cashiers in the last month. We want to take a moment to fill you in about our new Round-Up Program!

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Tags: 1% Wednesday, Give where you live

The Co-op Spirit of Giving

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sat, Nov 30, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

Cooperative Principle #7: Concern for Community

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to give thanks for what we have received during the past year, and find ways to “pay it forward.” We are thankful for you, our VFC Owners. We’d like to remind you of the many ways, through being owners of the VFC, that you have given back to the wonderful community that supports us all.

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Tags: 1% Wednesday, food donations, donations, Couleecap

Donation ballot reflects Driftless spirit of volunteerism

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

Viroqua Food Cooperative’s 1% Wednesday program is now in its fourth year. Back in 2007, when I started working as marketing and membership manager, managing donations was one of my tasks. Inspired by other food co-ops, we decided to implement a program where owners could vote on what organizations they wanted the VFC to donate to. This is in accordance with Cooperative Principle Seven, Concern for Community, which states: “While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members."

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Tags: 1% Wednesday