Food waste is an inevitable part of being a grocery store but maybe it doesn’t have to be such a big problem. With community donations to local organizations + a robust composting program, together we can divert almost all food … Read more >>
Meet the FOKLSS
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) was the Organization of the Month for April 2022.
For the occasion, we caught up with Joelle Burnie, the Environmental Outreach Coordinator with FOKLSS, and learned a bit about what … Read more >>
Wildsight Education was March 2022’s organization of the month. For over 20 years, Wildsight has helped connect students to their wild backyards through experiential, hands-on, curriculum-connected field trips.
Wildsight’s outdoor programs have created meaningful connections to our wild and special … Read more >>
The incredible people driving the organizations and initiatives in our community are a constant source of inspiration. Choosing only 3 community grant winners can be difficult when there are so many outstanding programs going on. So in February 2022, we … Read more >>
/ Strong Families Support Strong Communities
Every month, your Co-op features a different local organization at our tills and all till donations from that month go directly to that group. In september 2021, this organization was Kootenay Kids… Read more >>
Every year in December, your Co-op selects a local organization to receive our seasonal Giving Tree donations. In 2021, all proceeds from the Giving Tree were donated to Kootenay Food – who was also our Organization of the Month. Every … Read more >>
Each December your Co-op donates vitamins + supplements, fresh food, and pantry staples to a variety of organizations in our communities. This year was made slightly more challenging as the flooding and shipping delays coincided with the timing of these … Read more >>
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