Public Forum: Keweenaw Co-op Expands ro Provide Better Access to Healthy Food
A public forum on the Keweenaw Co-op’s efforts to expand healthy food access in our community will be held on Zoom at 10:30 am, Sunday, October 8, sponsored by the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Curt Webb, general manager of the Co-op, will be the speaker, bringing information about how the Co-op’s current expansion will help improve access to healthy food in the Keweenaw. Webb has served as general manager of the Keweenaw Co-op since 2004. He has worked in co-ops since the early 90’s. He has led the Keweenaw’s team through steady growth and organizational change as the Co-op grew from $1.1 million in sales in 2004 to $5.1 million in 2022. Recently he has focused on financing and managing the relocation project. The Co-op has been in our community for 50 years. To take its impact to the next level, it has embarked on a relocation and expansion project, building a larger, more conveniently located store with an improved shopping experience and enhanced product selection. The new store will open in 2024 in downtown Hancock. The Co-op participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Double Up Food Bucks Program, and is exploring a Prescription for Health or similar program to launch in the new store. The forum is on Zoom only. The meeting ID is: 839 7576 2265. Passcode: KUUF.