Hi everyone, I’m Lauren and I’m thrilled to support the wonderful work of the Common Share Co-op through my internship with them this summer. The Co-op is the perfect combination of everything I care about – social justice, local resilience, sustainability, and grocery shopping, which, strangely enough, is one of my favorite activities.
I am currently an Anthropology and Sociology student at Lafayette College, where I am involved with numerous social justice and environmental groups. Much of my extracurricular time at school is devoted resettling refugees in the Easton, PA area, and I love spending time on the college farm and cooking for my friends and family. Although I attend school in Pennsylvania, I’ve lived in the Pioneer Valley since I was four, and I’ve always been enamored with it’s beauty and proximity to nature, down to earth sensibility, and small community feel. I feel very blessed to live in this beautiful part of the world, and I am so excited to give back to my community by working with the Common Share Food Co-op and helping to promote community resilience, food justice, and sustainability in our area. I am proud to be part of the important work of the Common Share Food Co-op and I hope you will all join me in supporting their vital mission.
Article written by Lauren Phillips-Jackson, the Common Share Food Co-op’s Communications and Community Engagement Intern