The Co-op Belongs to Everyone

Whoever you are, you are welcome here. 

It is our responsibility to our diverse Owners, shoppers, staff, and community members to actively practice inclusivity. For us, that looks like ensuring our policies, staffing, management, communications, accessibility and attitudes are aligned and accommodating to everyone in our community. 

Making the Co-op More Inclusive

While diversity is a measurable quality, inclusion is better understood as action. In 2021, we took steps to make the Co-op more inclusive and will continue to do so under the guidance of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce. Some of these measures include adding pronouns to staff name tags, recognizing that the Co-op occupies Indigenous land, and adding accessibility adjustments to our website. You can read more about these specific measures below.

Inclusive Trade

Our buyers actively seek out diverse brands to share with our community. We’ve compiled a list of those brands owned and operated by women, LGBTQ+ folks, and BIPOC folks (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). This list will be updated as new products hit our shelves.

Resources for Vulnerable Community Members

 

The Freedge

Take what you need, give what you don’t. The Freedge is a small refrigerator located on the west-facing side of the building to the left of our entrance and exit doors. Davis Food Co-op staff fill the Freedge daily with produce, dairy, bakery items, pantry and staples we are otherwise unable to sell. Anyone is welcome to take items from the Freedge at no cost.

 

Holiday Meal

This free and festive dinner for the entire community is a remarkable Davis tradition and has become an important part of the Holiday celebrations of local people from all walks of life. While the majority of this event will be coordinated and run by Davis Food Co-op employees, this event can only succeed because of the broad spectrum of people who support it. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Blog Posts

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Sovereignty

What was once a rare disease, type two diabetes is now the highest amongst Native American and Alaskan Native adults and children than any other racial and ethnic group in the United States. Those children, particularly living on or near reservation and tribal lands,...

Supporting our Veterans

Supporting our Veterans

For many, national holidays do not carry the significance that they deserve. Some see it merely as a day that they have off of work or a day that they have to prepare for their bank being closed. For those that do have to work, it may seem as if there is no change to...

Davis Forest School – DFC’s 2022 Apple a Day Recipient

Davis Forest School – DFC’s 2022 Apple a Day Recipient

Each year, the Co-op donates $0.10 for every pound of apples sold over the course of our fiscal year through our “Apple a Day” program. With 60,275.25 lbs of apples sold from October 2021 – September 2022, we were left with $6,275.25 to donate to a...

Hispanic Heritage Month Staff Recipes

Hispanic Heritage Month Staff Recipes

Hispanic Heritage Month Staff Recipes Chilaquiles Recipe by Marketing Specialist Christine Ciganovich’s Mom Chicken Fajitas Recipe by General Manager Laura Sanchez Beef Chile Colorado Recipe by General Manager Laura Sanchez Sopa de Fideo Recipe by IT Manager...

Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage The Davis Food Co-op would like to use Hispanic Heritage Month as an opportunity to show our appreciation of Hispanic/Latinx culture and its contributions to our store and community. This page is meant to be a constantly growing set of...

Why the Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity

Why the Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity

Why The Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity           By now, most of us have heard the term “zero waste”, which one of the simple ways to put it, means to send little to no items to landfill. Zero waste living is about consuming less, being more...

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2022

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2022

Celebrate AAPI Heritage May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and communities in the United States. Asian/Pacific is a broad term. It encompases people from the Asian continent and the Pacific...

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

One of the largest impacts of the Pandemic over the last two years was towards food security, a topic you may have become more familiar with as demand for food bank services reached an all time high. As a co-op and part of the community, many of us inherently...

Black History Month Reads for the Whole Family

Black History Month Reads for the Whole Family

Kid- and Family-Friendly Titles A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory This book is a great starting point for families to talk about racism. It is intended to be read together for constructive conversion. This is not a picture book but is around a 1st or 2nd grade...

Homelessness in our Community

Homelessness in our Community

More people than we think are at risk of experiencing homelessness, especially in California and especially in the wake of the Pandemic. The main reason people become homeless is because they cannot find housing they can afford. Chronic health conditions, domestic violence, and systemic inequality are also factors that cause homelessness.