The Scoop on Easing Local Hunger

On Father’s Day, June 16, hundreds of children and adults braved the possibility of brain freeze by attending the Food Justice Committee’s ice cream social in the backyard of Weavers Way Chestnut Hill. The event was designed to promote two initiatives to improve the Co-op’s Food For All program. The Top-It-Off Program would allow members and non-members to round up their Weavers Way grocery bills to the nearest dollar, with the proceeds benefitting FFA. The Opt-Out program, meanwhile, would permit working members to opt-out of their 5% discount, with the proceeds also going to FFA. If 400 households opt-out, we can increase the FFA discount from 10% to 20% this year.

Special thanks to the Chilly Philly and Weavers Way for generously donating the ice cream for our social. Chilly Philly will be winding down its operations and will be sorely missed in our community.