Here’s Why I Support the Co-op — by Eli Perkins

Hello, my fellow Co-op people. If you’re reading this, you probably are thinking about becoming a member or already are. If you already are, great. If you’re not, here’s why I support it. Firstly, the Co-op will have lots of organic local food. This is important because fresh produce has more vitamins and tastes better too.

Furthermore, co-ops work not just as supermarkets, but also serve as a community space where you can do different activities. For example, you can have parties — including birthday parties! Co-ops also act as spaces where you can talk with your neighbors.

If you become a member you get to own a part of the Co-op, for example you get to help make decisions about the future of the Co-op via voting. Another thing that is cool about being a member is you get a small quantity of money each year depending on how much money the coop makes.

Finally, you get discounts on food and other items. And don’t forget, you can also get a tote bag! These are just some of the many things that a Membership gets you. I hope you think differently about co-ops and their purpose.

Eli Perkins

Eli Perkins — Amherst, 4th Grade