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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“Unity. Progression. Community. These are the the words that come to mind when I think of the Isla Vista Food Cooperative that we have worked so hard to secure for years to come. At the food co-op, I found the sense of community and wholeness that I had been searching for my whole time while attending college. Being a part of Project We Own It meant working to save something bigger than myself, and with the hands and hearts of so many wonderful individuals, we have achieved that. The coop is for everyone, for now and forever.” -Monte-Angel Richardson, PWOI Volunteer

October 9, 2012