C O O P E R A T I O N A N D C R E A T I V I T Y
a fresh way to engage others
Mountain People's Co-op came into existence in 1975 thanks to the cooperation and creativity of local residents who saw a need and found a way to meet it. Decades later, we believe that cooperation and creativity are still the most essential ingredients in any recipe for change, including our goal of contributing to a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system that serves our people and our planet well.
This fall, we've launched a new SNAP Stretch program and conceptualized a brand new cooperative purchasing initiative that we hope will strengthen our business, along with other local food and agriculture businesses. As a result, we've been deeply engaged in questions related to community health, food access, our local food system, and the role that our community grocery store can and should play.
A wonderful group of service learning students from WVU who are studying Public Health have been working closely with the fabulous Brenna to come up with fresh ways to engage others in these important conversations, and the result is that we are having two art contests: one for the WVU community and another for our member-owners and other customers. Check out the respective contest pages on this site for more details, and feel free to reach out with any questions.
What does food sovereignty mean to you?
Open to all WVU Students, Faculty, & Staff:
1 S T P L A C E
Artist: Constance Wiener
What Does the Co-op mean to you?
Open to all Mountain People’s Co-op shoppers and members:
C L A S S C H O I C E
Hand-Carved Wooden Spoon
Artist: Darien Flores
S T A F F C H O I C E
Artist: Lisa Cress
H O N O R A B L E M E N T I O N
Artist: Kathryn Williamson
Thank you to everyone who entered both contests. And a special thank you to a group of 5 bright WVU Public Health Service Learning students, without whom these Art Contests wouldn’t be possible.
Be sure to take a stroll past the shop & enjoy our window Art Gallery!