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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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In Solidarity

Mike Houston, General Manager: I want to acknowledge the recent murders of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers across this country, as well as the countless acts of violence that have come before. I acknowledge the tremendous ...
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Mike Houston, General Manager My wife says I’m too confident. Actually, that’s not what she says, she says “you think very highly of yourself”, which is even more on the nose. She’s not wrong. I lack for plenty but self-esteem ...
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Behind the Curtain

Mike Houston, General Manager First off, happy May Day to you all, and especially to our amazing staff. Now, more than ever, we couldn't do it without these 50 dedicated people. Likewise, our commitment to our staff has been a ...
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An Update from Your Virtual Co-op

Mike Houston, General Manager I’ll level with you all. I’m tired. But as the saying goes, Rome didn’t convert its 39-year business model to online only to prioritize the safety of staff and community in a day. Not too tired ...
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