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Food coop moves, expands
by Shelly Kalkowski
Starting this week, the 33rd and Holdrege
Golden Que, will attract more than pinball
wizards. Now the building also houses the
People's Food Coop.
Formerly located at St. Mark's
on-the-Campus Episcopal Center, the People's
Co-op has been offering produce, dairy
products and reduced prices for almost a year.
Recently, another group of Lincolnites
decided to organize a coop for food staples.
Their products include rice, flour, salt and
"At first, we were just going to do it
ourselves," Jerry Anderson, an organizer of the
food staple coop said. "Then we decided to ask
the People's Coop if they were willing or ready
to expand operations."
The People's Food Coop decided they were.
The result is a one-stop outlet for produce,
dairy and staples products.
Prices are lower than at commercial stores.
Bread is a dime a loaf, eggs 25 cents a dozen
and milk 83 cents a gallon.
Bobbie Carlson, another food staples coop
organizer, said the coop will buy supplies from
local wholesale outlets and farmers. A 10 per
cent mark-up will be used to meet overhead
costs and buy coolers to store perishable foods.
Right now the coop owns only two
When the coop was still located at St. Mark's
members would order their groceries on
Monday and pick them up Thursday.
"A lot of people can't program their needs
for a week. Order one day and pick it up later,"
Anderson said. "So we are going to try and
keeD the store open six or seven days a week.'
The coop will depend on volunteer help to
stay open, Anderson added.
According to Mike Turner, People's Food
Coop member, coop membership currently
numbers around 100. Members are considering
raising the one dollar membership fee to three
dollars. In return, members pay only a five per
The coop is organized on a
volunteer-committee basis. Members volunteer
to perform the weekly activities: picking up
food, filling and taking orders, collecting
money. Dave Stephens, UNL business
administration student, manages and books.
"Before we had operated under a director,
but we weren't making any profits," Turner
said, "so the members voted to change to this
To utilize the space at the Golden Que the
past month, volunteers have been operating a
free store. People leave unwanted items and
take whatever they want that's there. Carlson
said the store also will accept handcrafted items
Eventually members hope to be listed as a
non-profit organization and be authorized to
handle food stamps, Carlson added.
Who can join the People's Food Coop?
"The coop is for those people who are
interested in an alternative to the supe-market.
People who want more control over what and
how they buy groceries," Anderson said.
Currently, most coop membesr are students.
But it is hoped the new location will bring in
more Lincoln community members, Carlson
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Bobbie Carlson and Mike Turner . . . discuss the food coop's operation.
Edilorin-chitf : Jim Gray. Managing Editor: Tom Larnworth Newt
Editor: Randy Beam. Eat Campus Editor: John Russnogle.
New Staff, Reporter: Bart Becker, Steve Arvanette Michael (O.J.)
Notion, Dehbio Fairley, A.J, McClanahan, Sara Schwiednr, Shelly
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Almost half of the students
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their Wednesday evening meal
on behalf of the All University
Fund charity drive, according
to Gail Watson, AUF residence
More than 2,700 students
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