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Meet Our New Produce Manager Mauricio!

by Toni Tileva Our new Produce Manager, Mauricio Pineda, has been working at the Co-op for the last thirteen years--a lucky number for us because he has been such an integral part of our team.  Originally from El Salvador, Mauricio ...
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Affordable Options – Un-freeze your heart and say you love them again (to frozen veggies)

By Toni Tileva As we enter the winter months, cooking at home is a sure-fire way to warm our tummies and hearts. We wanted to share a tip and some easy recipes for hearty (and heart-warming) dishes featuring some of ...
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Human Resources in the Time of a Pandemic

Irene Cox, Human Resources Manager The pandemic brought on so many unforeseen challenges for staff. First, the store was record busy. And then, with the roll out of online ordering, our current staff had to pivot and, without any training, ...
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Affordable Options – How the Co-op Works To Maintain A Diverse Supply of Fairly-Priced Goods

By Bob Gibson Due to our small footprint, and our focus on healthy, organic, and locally-sourced foods, TPSS Co-op may never be known as the lowest cost food store in the D.C. area. But Co-op staff work hard to find ...
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Why I Value Serving on the TPSS Board

By Susan Cho, Secretary, TPSS Board of Representatives I’ve always been very enthusiastic about the TPSS Co-op. I am emotionally "allergic” to businesses that are driven primarily by profit, especially when the profit goes to people who already have more ...
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The Role of Food Co-operatives in Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Highlights from the June 2020 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) Conference Bob Gibson, TPSS Co--op Board Member The Covid-19 pandemic has posed significant economic and operational challenges to the co-operative grocery business in the U.S. At the same time, the ...
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Same Faces, New Places: TPSS Staff During the COVID-19 Crisis

Leandra Nichola, Community Engagement Manager In March, when we learned that the store would be closed to the public and would be transitioning to fully online operations, everyone agreed that coming to work would not be the same for a ...
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New Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank Program

Reposting from Montgomery County Food Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2020 Contact: Catherine Nardi, Programs Manager, Montgomery County Food Council 301-664-4010, cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org On August 11, the Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank program — a partnership between the ...
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SNAP Into Some Fresh Produce

Toni Tileva, Community Engagement Associate Everyone should have access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Over the past 30 years, there have been efforts on the federal level to provide that access for people receiving food assistance. First, the WIC ...
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Why Is the Co-op Out of Some of My Favorite Items?

By Bob Gibson The Covid-19 pandemic first hit the TPSS Food Co-op and other grocery stores like a force of nature. The wave of panic buying was similar to what happens ahead of a blizzard, as shelves emptied of toilet ...
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