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Just a sampling of some of the items the Feather River Food Co-op collected for those impacted by the Dixie Fire. Photo courtesy of the Feather River Food Co-op

Where We Stand: Your co-op’s commitment to community

Submitted by Feather River Food Co-op

Feather River Food Co-op is deeply rooted in our community. Simply put, we would not exist without the caring, thoughtful, and amazing people in Plumas County and beyond. As a food cooperative, owned by our community,  we have a responsibility to be here for you; especially when you need us most. Concern for Community is one of the 7 principles that all cooperative businesses follow, and it has certainly been first and foremost in our minds.

Since the beginning of the Dixie Fire, your Co-ops have received more than 11 pallets of donations for Dixie Fire Relief from our primary grocery supplier, UNFI. We have also received numerous smaller donations from companies like NOW Foods and Lundberg Rice. We continue to receive donations, coordinating with local food banks to get them to impacted members of our community. We are so appreciative of the tremendous support we have received from these amazing companies – Thank You!

The Amazing Staff

Our hard-working management team reached out to suppliers directly, working with them to secure donations of much-needed respiratory-support products, body-care items, ice, ready-to-eat meals, flour, and so much more. Co-op staff members took it upon themselves to organize food distribution and helped to set up and coordinate donation sites; all while their own families and homes were threatened.

Our staff, along with a very special volunteer, moved these needed supplies to a central distribution center set up at the Feather River Grange Hall in Quincy. We delivered two full truck loads and a trailer full of food to Taylorsville and Crescent Mills.

The staff are amazing, caring, and courageous, and have shown me what commitment to community truly means.

An Easy Way to Give

We developed a program for customers to be able to help those most impacted: Customers can purchase hearts (from $5-$100) to go on our Giving Tree. At the end of each month, we will tally the total and split the monetary funds between The Dixie Fire Relief Fund at Plumas Bank and Plumas County Office of Education. One hundred percent of the funds go directly to residents and families that have been affected. YOU are helping your community with these donations. So far during August YOU have donated $4,385 to your community. Come by either store location to donate to our Giving Tree.

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