• Customers At The Moscow Food Co-op Donate Over $2,000 To Animal House Ferals, Palouse Land Trust, an

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    September 10, 2019

    Through the Co-op’s Dime in Time Program, Local Residents Turn Reusable Bags and Cups

    into Financial Support for Local Organizations


    MOSCOW (September, 2019) – This past June through August, customers of The Moscow Food Co-op (121 East 5th St.) donated a total of $1,681.30 to Animal House Ferals and the Palouse Land Trust with funds gathered by the Co-op’s Dime in Time program. Co-op customers also donated $418.50 to a third, permanent Dime in Time beneficiary — the Co-op Community Fund — bringing the grand total of dollars donated to $2,099.80.


    Dime in Time is a community giving program that offers all customers of the Co-op a wooden dime for every reusable bag or cup they use. Customers donate their dimes to the beneficiary of their choice. Each Co-op shopper is invited to bring multiple reusable bags and cups to increase their support. In the past three months, 20,998 disposables were diverted from the waste stream by Co-op shoppers using reusable bags and cups. 


    The Palouse Land Trust is a grassroots land conservation organization based in Moscow, whose mission is to conserve the open space, scenery, wildlife habitat, and water quality of the Palouse region for the benefit of current and future generations. Support for Palouse Land Trust through the Dime in Time Program helped to provide the necessary native plant, grass, flower, shrub, and tree stock needed to replant and restore the parking lot area at the Idler’s Rest nature reserve to its original natural state after the new parking lot’s completion.


    Animal House Ferals is a 501c(3) non-profit located in Moscow, dedicated to helping animals in need and educating people to help eliminate animal cruelty and neglect. Their goals are to help educate people on the importance of spay/neutering, to assist the community cats in living healthier lives, and to prevent pet abandonment by providing resources to pet owners. Support for Animal House Ferals through Dime in Time provided funding for the trap, neuter and release/rehome program, through which Animal House Ferals has already helped over 150 community cats find loving homes.


    The Co-op Community Fund is a program that harnesses the power of “interest income” to double the strength of each donated dollar. The Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation provides loan capital to co-ops around the country, and returns the interest to the Moscow Food Co-op each year. Beginning in 2020, we will return this “interest income” to local organizations in the form of grants. Read more about the Co-op Community Fund online at www.moscowfood.coop/coop-community-fund.


    The Dime in Time committee is made of Co-op volunteers who decide which local nonprofits will be the beneficiaries each quarter. Local organizations can apply to be a Dime in Time recipient online at www.moscowfood.coop/dime-in-time.


    The Moscow Food Co-op

    The Moscow Food Co-op was established in 1973, and for 46 years we have promoted our cooperative identity by providing healthy food and creating a healthier planet and a stronger, healthier community. We are guided by more than 7,700 owners, and welcome anyone to shop in our store. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members “believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others," and aim to be good stewards of the earth and each other. The Moscow Food Co-op is located at 121 East 5th St. in Moscow, Idaho, and is open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. We also have a satellite location on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow at 822 Elm Street. We are governed by a democratically elected Board. Both the Moscow Food Co-op’s past and future are rooted in cooperative values and principles as expressed through the International Cooperative Alliance.

    Max Newland
    (208) 882-8537