What Do You Know About SNAP?

Elizabeth Teuwen, Vice-President, TPSS Board of Representatives I joined the Co-op Board, as many do, because of an interest in supporting an organization that is more than just a grocery store. “Concern for the community” is the co-op principle that drew me in. The Gus …

Shape The Future Of The TPSS Co-op By Running For Our Board

Bob Gibson, President, TPSS Board of Representatives At most food stores – and most retail businesses of any type – when you walk in the door, you’re just another customer. But if you’re a member of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring (TPSS) Food Co-op, when you …

Reflections: Time for Change

05/30/22 Co-op members and shoppers – If you’re reading this email I imagine you’ve spent days and nights over recent months drowning in despair, hopelessness, anger and fear.  I know I have.  A white supremacist, armed with weapons meant for war, targeted and murdered Black …

You’re Invited: 2022 Spring Member Meeting

Dear Co-op members and shoppers, You are invited to the Co-op’s annual Spring Member Meeting, Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held outside at the Takoma Park Firehouse, located at the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue, just beyond the …

Progress is Never Fully Earned

04/22/2021 There’s a point in big budget movies where the good guy and the bad guy shoot their equal and opposite powers towards each other, like fire and ice or two different colored laser beams. The grunt and strain trying to push their power towards …

Earth Day Celebration 2022

Our beloved Earth Day Celebration is back! Join us for a day of celebrating our planet and learning about how we can take better care of it. We’ll have live music, food for purchase, and dozens of local organizations ready to help you make a …

Board Retreat and Junction Update

1/27/2022 Happy 2022, fellow Co-op members and friends, On January 22, your Co-op Board of Representatives had a very productive annual retreat over zoom. Now in my fifth year on the Co-op Board, this was my fifth Board retreat – and as always, I loved …

January Alaffia Eyeglasses Drive

1/7/22 by Toni Tileva Beauty. Equality. Empowerment. Alaffia‘s products are fair trade and traditionally crafted, and they are nothing short of amazing. But did you know that the Alaffia Foundation sponsors a number of projects benefiting communities in Togo, West Africa? One of those initiatives …