Project We Own It

Project We Own It

this is the story of the Isla Vista Food Co-op's campaign to raise $200,000 for the down payment to buy our building. over 1,000 community supporters helped us secure our co-op for future generations of conscious consumption, sustainable living, and ethical business. along the way, meet the community that makes this place go round, staff members, co-op owners, community activists and shoppers!

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Isla Vista Food Co-op Wins Local Hero Award!

December 5, 2013

Isla Vista Food Co-op Wins Local Hero Award!

For 40 years, the Isla Vista Food Co-op has brought local, natural and organic foods to our community. And recently, due to immense community support, they were able to buy their building and ensure their future.

Isla Vista Food Co-op Wins SB Indie Lifetime Achievement Foodie Award!

December 5, 2013

Isla Vista Food Co-op Wins SB Indie Lifetime Achievement Foodie Award!

“The real secret is when people realize that we’re not actually in the business of selling groceries,” Cohen says. “We’re in the business of creating, inspiring, and nourishing community.” click photo for full story!

Certificate of Recognition from Assembly Member Das Williams

February 11, 2013

Certificate of Recognition from Assembly Member Das Williams

“Special recognition, heartiest congratulations and commendations are conveyed for your support of cooperation and community involvement, your dedication to locally grown and organic food sources, and in recognition of your success for finding a permanent home with Project We Own It”

KEYT

January 30, 2013

KEYT’s John Palminteri films and writes a story on Project We Own It!

http://www.keyt.com/news/local/Isla-Vista-Food-Co-Operative-Saved-by-Fundraising-Plan-187225541.html

Crowdfund Insider

January 25, 2013

Crowdfund Insider showcases Project We Own It!

READ ON HERE: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2013/01/crowdfunding-used-by-food-cooperative-to-buy-property/

National Cooperative Bank

January 24, 2013

National Cooperative Bank highlights the Isla Vista Food Co-op as its featured transaction!

READ ON HERE: http://www.ncb.coop/default.aspx?id=5164

Santa Barbara Independent

January 22, 2013

The Santa Barbara Independent covers the success of Project We Own It!

READ ON HERE: http://www.independent.com/news/2013/jan/22/iv-co-op-raises-enough-dough-buy-building/

Santa Barbara Seasons

January 17, 2013

Well known “local life & culture” website, Santa Barbara Seasons, blogs about the success of Project We Own It

 

READ ON HERE: http://sbseasons.com/blog/isla-vista-food-co-op-uses-crowd-funding-to-raise-200000/#.UPhrGQ9xX88.facebook

Project We Did It

January 14, 2013

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Thank you! We Did It!

January 13, 2013

Carrot Mob at the Co-op!

December 9, 2012

Our Carrot Mob turned CRAZY when Project We Own It Organizer Abby Wolff got on her carrot costume and invaded UCSB’s Davidson Library with a picnic basket full of Fair Hills Farm organic pink lady apples and equal exchange fair trade chocolates to be comic relief for students studying for finals!  AHaHhAhAhahAHAHAH  it was AMAZING!

Project We Own It Update

December 4, 2012

Project We Own It Update

 

Isla Vista Food Co-op

December 3, 2012

Project We Own It

December 2, 2012

Project We Own It on KCSB News

*A local food co-op is in a race to secure funding to purchase property
*Newly appointed interim Chancellor Jane Close Conoley discusses her temporary position at UC Riverside

…and more

November 30, 2012

George Eats

November 18, 2012

Local Independent Food Editor and Writer George Yachisin Reviews the Farm to Table Dinner!

READ ON HERE: http://www.georgeeats.com/2012/11/project-we-own-it-and-fab-feast.html

Jax

November 17, 2012

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