Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Lehigh Valley Food Co-Op Update!

From the most recent Lehigh Valley Food Co-Op e-mail:

We are very pleased to be opening our Virtual Farmers' Market with Coop Store very shortly. We will commence our first ordering cycle starting Feb 17th. It will run until March 16th with delivery on March 19th if everything goes as planned. We need your help with ideas on what types of Bulk, Personal Care, Household care, and Produce items that your family usually buys to run your household. Keep in mind the brands you prefer. We will compile the list for easy ordering via our website. Please respond promptly.

Come to the Macungie Fire Company on Feb 17th from 7-9pm for the Launching of the website, check out the facilities and meet some producers! Address is 31 S. Walnut St. in Macungie, PA 18062 - RSVP to the e-mail or 610-965-6198.

Membership work hour shifts are in need of being filled for weekly Thursday Delivery. Now is your time to help!

Wednesday will be a 2 hr shift for bulk break down - We need 4 people for this. Times will be approx. 12-2pm?? TBA

Thursday Distribution Day 2-3 hour shifts available starting at 11pm and ending at 9:00pm depending at which site you choose to work.

Here are the drop-off sites:

  • Macungie site- 3hr shifts 11-2pm - at least 5 people needed

  • Macungie site - 2-8pm - 8 people needed

  • Unity Church in Emmaus (3rd st)- 3:30-5:30- 2people needed

  • Swain School, 31st St Allentown - 3:30-6:00 - 2 people needed

  • St Lukes UCC Church 417 7th St Allentown - 4:00-6:00 2 people needed

  • South Bethlehem site (TBA)- 4:30-6:30 - 2 people needed

  • Nurture Nature Org, 518 Northampton St Easton .5:00-7:00 - Truck driver and helper will work at this site

Other sites - (TBA) eventually we will have other sites (Coopersburg, Fogelsville, etc ) as membership increases, in the meantime, we are looking for members to take turns picking up multiple family orders in their areas they live and bringing it back to their homes for pick-up. The times can be scheduled by individual members for these neighborhood sites - food credits will be allotted.

Restaurant and Home/Business Delivery Service - TBA call 610-965-6198 for information

We look forward to being able to compensate all member worker volunteers with Co-op food dollar credits for volunteering for the Co-op.
Jobs in need:

Distribution Day Sorters - Workers need to receive the orders from the producers at the Macungie Site and place them in the customer boxes and coolers according to customer name and drop-off site.

Truck Driver - This shift starts at approx 2pm and ends approx 9pm. CDL preferred. Will be required to drive to the sights above and help unload the truck to the drop-off sites. Please contact 610-965-6198 if you are interested in this position. Will be required to work at the last drop-off site until approx 7:30pm to then go back through the sites for a empty cooler pickup. Shift ends at the Macungie Fire Company where coolers will be stored.

Drop-off site workers- We need members to volunteer time slots at the above sites.
As we evolve there will be volunteer hours need for office work, newsletter, membership, anyway you can think of helping, etc. stay tuned. Members have the ability to bank hours eventually as our membership increases.

Let us know what times look good for you.


Board of Directors


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.
I read about this in the paper but didn't have details.
And living in Coopersburg, I'll have to pay attention to when they need help here.

Mommy said...

I just found out about this on the foodbuzz. I live in MAcungie and would love to learn more about the co-op.