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Making a Difference

                                 Update from the Board of Directors

It has been a tough summer, especially for those directly affected by the Caldor Fire.  Several of our staff members were evacuated; because of the chaos brought on by the need to temporarily locate, some days our staffers just couldn’t get in to work, meaning that we had to run the store short-handed; other times the air quality was so bad it was difficult to find the stamina to do even the simplest of tasks.

Yet through it all the CO-OP persevered.  Right from the beginning of the fire emergency, our Interim General Manager, Regina Miranda, began reaching out to find ways the CO-OP could help.  Literally hundreds of members of our local community contributed to relief efforts for fire victims by participating in our grocery donation program. Dozens of volunteers showed up to pack grocery bags and boxes for us to deliver to the various evacuation sites across the county.  Even as families are allowed to return to their homes, the CO-OP has continued to do all it can to help those who were displaced and will need some extra assistance while things creep back toward normal.

To my mind, this is what a CO-OP is all about: being an integral part of the community; being a place that can help to organize efforts to aid our friends, family, and neighbors in times of crisis; dipping into its own resources to contribute in ways that make a difference. Our volunteers, our members, our staff demonstrated why where we live is so special.  I could not be prouder of our community and the CO-OP for those efforts. 

On another note, we are in the final stages of onboarding our new General Manager.  As you all know, we conducted an extensive national search for a new GM.  Watch for an announcement in the coming weeks for more details.  We thank Regina for her great work as interim GM while we were completing our search.   
In the meantime, be sure to follow us both on Facebook and Instagram (while you stay safe and healthy!


The Caldor Fire, which started in mid-August, has devastated much of our regional forest and affected thousands of our community members.  We cannot express immense gratitude to you, our community members, for all your support.  Over 200,000 acres of our beautiful county have burned, over 40,000 people were evacuated, and some have lost their homes. But in crisis, our community jumped at the opportunity to help!  Bravo to all of you!!!!   Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  Your generosity and kindness nourished and helped our community.  

We rolled out a Grocery Donation Bag program.   Community members purchased pre-bagged groceries for $40 ($80 value) and distributed them to those in need.  The best part was a personal note of hope and encouragement to our neighbors and community members displaced by the Caldor Fire.  Total grocery bags distributed: 378  

A gigantic thank you to REI Co-op, BriarPatch Co-op, UNFI, JSM Organics, The Grateful Bread Company, Equal Exchange, Totem Coffee, Earl’s Organic Produce, and Rural Resistance for their generous donations for our community members affected by the Caldor Fire.  Without hesitation, our partners organized relief to provide goods for so many people in need.  Their goods included produce, food, toiletry items, and much more.  The goods were distributed by our staff, community members, Mama Earth Farms, and others to:

Federated Church
Bayside Church
Cold Springs Church
El Dorado County Food Bank
Upper Room Dining Hall
El Dorado High School
Union Mine High School
Hands 4 Hope
El Dorado County Animal Shelter
Individual community members and organizations in need

A special thank you to our incredible staff and volunteers for all their hard work in making these programs successful.  Honest to goodness, our team has stepped up more than you will all know to help with Caldor Fire relief. 
Thank you, PFC family, members, and community

MEMBER DAYS ARE BACK October 28-31st
Placerville Food CO-OP 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Due to the Caldor fire, our August member days were postponed and are now rescheduled for October 28 - 31st.  All members with accounts that are current with payments that are up-to-date are invited to participate! 
Stock up and Save!  
*If you are unsure about your membership payment status, please ask at the register!

We are using this event to celebrate our anniversary and have decided to hold off on the bigger celebration event in order to allow our staff a much deserved respite and also for health and safety reasons.  Please celebrate the CO-OP and our community by enjoying the opportunity for a discount and other special savings we will offer over the weekend!
We are now at Member 2002!
New members get a goodie Bag!
Help us grow! Refer a friend!🥳

Please check our website and click HERE to apply online!

*Memberships must be current to enjoy these savings! 
Payments can be made at the register or now on our website at:

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