FOOD COOP Screening Resources

The Discussion Guide will contain the following for your screening use:
• about the film & filmmakers • ready to watch! screening guide
ready to talk! discussion guide • ready to act! handout

FOOD COOP Screening Poster
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Discussion Guide


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National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCG) is a business-services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States, representing 125 food co-ops operating over 160 stores in 35 states with combined annual sales of over $1.4 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCG helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the nation’s oldest not-for-profit cooperative development and trade association, fostering cooperative and international economic and social development in the United States and abroad. NCBA CLUSA works to develop, advance, and protect cooperative enterprise, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in the economic success of communities around the world.

International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is a non-profit international association established in 1895 to advance the cooperative model. ICA represents 313 co-operative federations and organizations across 109 countries. And, through its membership, ICA represents 1.2 billion people from any of the 2.6 million co-operatives worldwide. ICA aims to act as an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action for and about cooperatives.

Cooperative Grocer Network (CGN) is a non-profit trade association intent on strengthening all retail food co-ops by a creating a community of cooperators who can develop and share their best resources and practices. CGN publishes the bimonthly magazine, Cooperative Grocer, a trade journal documenting its history since 1985.

The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is a co-operative federation bringing together over 35 food co-ops and start-up initiatives that are working together toward a shared vision of a thriving co-operative economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable regional food system and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise.

Mid-Atlantic Food Cooperative Alliance (MAFCA) exists for the mutual benefit of its members and the greater community. Its purpose is to grow the cooperative economy, provide education about co-ops, and build a sustainable and equitable system of healthy, local food production, distribution, and consumption.

Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (TPCF) was founded in 1964 to serve the educational and development needs of cooperatives.

Blooming Prairie Foundation is a self-sustaining non-profit organization, created by the members of the Blooming Prairie Warehouse Cooperative with the purpose of education and enlightening buying clubs, cooperatives and privately owned businesses.

Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) promotes self-help and mutual aid in community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprise.

National Cooperative Bank (NCB) is a cooperative financial institution working to support and be an advocate for America’s Cooperatives and their members, especially in low-income communities, by providing innovative financial and related services.

Shared Capital Cooperative is a national loan fund and federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides financing to cooperative businesses and housing throughout the United States, working to foster economic democracy by investing in cooperative enterprises, with a focus on providing financing to co-ops to create wealth in low-income and economically disadvantaged communities.

Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) is a community development loan fund that facilitates socially responsible investing in cooperatives, community-oriented nonprofits, and worker-owned businesses in New England and adjacent communities in New York.

Food Co-op Initiative strives to provide exceptional resources for people in the U.S. working to start a retail food co-op that meets the needs of their community.

CDS Consulting Co-op is committed to co-op development and the widespread practice of cooperative values in business. The goal is to help organizations empower high performance and participation among individuals and teams, from the board of directors and managers, to the employees and co-op owners; and to support strong leadership development in every co-op and organization with which it works.

Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) supports the vision and leadership of young people, people of color, and people from poor and working class backgrounds to lead the movement for food justice and co-ops. Since 2011, CoFED has developed 11 new cooperative projects, trained over 500 students on over 60 campuses, and cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 supporters.

Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) works with people in the Northeast to create cooperative businesses and networks that grow a prosperous, equitable economy.

Cultivate.Coop is a library of information about cooperatives.


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