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Volunteering at some of our upcoming member recruitment activities that will also help raise money for our start-up costs and spread the word about the Co-op is another great way to help out. Member-owner households can take care of part of their yearly, 8-hour volunteer commitment while not-yet member-owners can come and hang out with some really great volunteers and committee people. See below for upcoming opportunities. Coffee with the Co-op When: Saturday, May 12, 9am  noon Where: Red Hook Coffee & Tea in Queen Village (765 South 4th Street, 19147) When: Saturday May 19, 9am - noon Where: Ultimo in Newbold (1900 South 15th Street, 19145) A great way to meet your neighbors and future co-op members!  Volunteers will distribute information about the Co-op, answer questions, distribute membership applications, and accept equity payments. Volunteers will be paired with an experienced committee member. These have been very successful so far in recruiting members and volunteers who have participated have reported that people really enjoy the interaction (and that there are plenty of nice dogs to pet). Lo-Mo Flea Market When: Saturday May 19th, 9am - 3pm (there are two shifts) Where: Broad and Snyder Volunteers will staff a flea market table, helping to sell kitchen related items that have been donated to the Co-op, as well as distribute information about the Co-op, answer questions, and accept member applications.  Volunteers will be paired with an experienced committee member. Shift 1 - 9am to noon (will help with set up) Shift 2 - Noon to 3pm (will help break down) ***We are also looking for donations of kitchen items to sell at the flea market. Gather your extra garlic press, your neglected napkins, your mismatched mixing bowls and we’ll resell them, with all proceeds benefitting the Co-Op. No kitchen items are too large, too small, or too weird. Drop your items off at one of the following locations and times:
  • Leigh’s House: Tuesday, May 15 7-9pm at 1409 S. Franklin Street (look for the garage on S. Franklin, off Reed between 7th and 8th Streets)
  • At the Flea Market: Saturday, May 19, 9am-3pm at Broad Street between Snyder and Jackson. Find the SPFC table (We'll update Facebook with a morning specific location that morning), say hey, and drop off your wares!
South Philly Food Co-op General Meeting When: Tuesday May 22nd 6:00pm - 8:30pm Where: South Philadelphia Older Adults Center (SPOAC) We need a few volunteers to arrive early and help set up at 5:30pm and/or stay until 9pm to help clean up.  You'll receive an hour of volunteer time for arriving early or staying late (or two hours for helping with both!). Spirit Night at Rita's When: Thursday May 31 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm Where: 1356 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Rita's will donate a percentage of total sales from 6pm-9om to the Co-op.  The more water ice sold, the more we money make!  Volunteers will distribute information about the Co-op, answer questions, distribute membership applications, and accept equity payments. Volunteers may also "scoop" if they  wish. Volunteers will be paired with an experienced committee member.