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Staff Profile: Liena

Taylor Dibbert Liena, 24, is from Sudan and currently lives in Silver Spring. “A lot has been happening in Sudan, but we’re kind of on the healing end of it,” she tells me. “We had a whole revolution; we overthrew the government.” Even though Sudan’s …

My Experience @ TPSS Co-op

Hello! My name is Adiel and I worked at the TPSS Co-op for two weeks as an intern, from April 24 to March 6. My school, The Field School, was closed for two weeks for a program we call Winter Internship, where everyone in the …

Shopper Survey: We Want Your Input!

Mike Houston, General Manager I’ve always slept next to the wall.  My wife sleeps on the side with the nightstand. She’s a pretty deep sleeper, so she never noticed that every single night I get out of bed to drink water. I’ve always woken up …

Supporting Food Security

Leandra Nichola, Community Engagement Manager Hold on to your hat! Here’s some (not-so-shocking) news: It costs more to shop at the Co-op than a conventional grocery store. Natural food costs more to produce than conventional food. And, even with our added buying-power through the National …

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Staff Profile: Jane

Taylor Dibbert Jane is the Manager of the Wellness Department. She’s from Silver Spring and currently resides there. She lived, however, in various locations throughout the U.S. before returning to the Silver Spring (and Takoma Park) area. She’s worked at the Co-op for eight-and-a-half years. …

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Staff Profile: Assane

Taylor Dibbert Assane is from Senegal. He was born in Dakar, the capital, and currently resides in downtown Silver Spring. He arrived in the U.S. in 2001. He initially lived in Connecticut and worked at the YMCA. After that, he decided to go back to …

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A Fond Farewell to Thursdays @ The Co-op

Leandra Nichola, Community Engagement Manager Writing on the first Thursday in 25 weeks that will we not have a Thursdays @ The Co-op event is slightly surreal. The weekly community gathering has become a part of the store’s rhythm. Staff eagerly asking which food truck …