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MFC’s Annual Report

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016

MFC’s Annual Report

MFC’s Annual Report updates member-owners on the co-op’s progress, financial condition, and strategies for growth in the coming year. We are especially excited to provide this update this year, as the co-op saw substantial growth in membership, celebrated many successes in securing grant funding, completed a successful market study, and continued progress on our development timeline. We are proud of our progress and incredibly grateful to all our member-owners, volunteers, and community partners who have helped us achieve this success! Thanks to all our member-owners and...

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SAVE THE DATE for MFC’s Annual Meeting!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

SAVE THE DATE for MFC’s Annual Meeting!

Join us for the Montavilla Food Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck: Sunday, October 2 11AM – 1PM Wix Insurance 8037 SE Stark St This event is free and open to member-owners and any other interested community members. Come learn more about what we’ve accomplished so far and what is on the horizon for 2016-2017. MFC will provide some refreshments, and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share for our potluck! Get more information and RSVP...

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Co-op wins $5,000 grant and celebrates 500 members!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

MFC is featured in Mid-County Memo and they are helping us celebrate one significant milestone –  our 500th members AND a $5,000 grant from the Food Co-o Initiative! It’s been an incredible year so far, and it’s only halfway through!

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“Pancakes Wow the Crown at Co-op Breakfast”

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Did you make it to our 2016 Pancake Breakfast? If so, you might be in the news! Check out David F. Ashton’s article on our very successful fundraiser and community event!

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MFC Development Timeline & Goals

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016

MFC Development Timeline & Goals

We have made significant progress in our goal to open a food cooperative in the Montavilla neighborhood! But we have a lot of work ahead of us. The graphic below highlights our progress and next steps, using the 4-in-3 model of cooperative development (provided by the Cooperative Development Services.) So far, we have reached the 500 member mark, completed a market feasibility study (with positive results!), and have a strong organizational structure that can carry us all the way to opening the doors. We are currently in Stage 2A: Feasibility. The next steps are: Continue to grow our...

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“Montavilla Food Co-op makes steady progress”

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016

The press attended our Volunteer Appreciation Party this year to get an update on the progress we’ve made. Check out the article in East Portland News here!

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