Help out in the best place you can

There is lots to do in a small co-op in a small rural town like ours.  This is where our volunteer committee members come in to help the paid management and staff with community support in many areas.  Under the direction of the store managers, committees take on oversight and execution of vital functions like facilities, technologies, marketing, volunteer appreciation and more.

Our Committees

Management Committee

We do things a bit differently at the Yelm Food Coop, instead of one General Manager we have two store managers supported by board appointed members. We look specifically for management experience in several fields including finance, human resources, communications, training, marketing and sales.  

Facilities Committee

This is for the handy folks amongst us to maintain the physical well-being of our store and keep everything maintained, running safely and smoothly.   We are always looking for members with the skills to be a part of this effort.  The more people we can get the easier it is to accomplish this vital function.  All levels of skills are most certainly welcome, from the master plumber to someone who can change the filter on the air-conditioning system on a monthly basis.  Anyone who likes to tinker or just wants to chip in periodically on large or small projects is more than welcome to join the team.

Tech Committee

The Tech Committee is dedicated to improving all aspects of Co-op operations by eliminating drudgery and repetition, reducing chances (and sources) of accidental errors.  With limited resources it’s important to make things as efficient as possible.   We have created tools such as the admin portal to automate the creation of sales cards saving hundreds of hours a year. We have continually upgraded and maintained the computers in use throughout the store.  We welcome all that are interested with the skillsets to make the co-op run efficient and more secure through technology.

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Supporting Our Local Producers

Riverdance Soaps Touchdown Beer

It’s called Touchdown Beer! We just love the colors and think you will too! It smells divine and would make a great gift for any sports fan.

Earthley Wellness Natural Balance

Earthley Wellness Natural Balance; When women experience stress, it often leads to weight gain, acne, insomnia, and overtired adrenals. No one wants to experience these things on top of stress, so we created a tincture to help your body find balance and handle stress...

Candida Cleanse

Earthley Wellness Candida Cleanse; Candida and yeast overgrowth impact 1 in 3 Americans and can harm the gut flora. If you’re struggling with fatigue, digestive problems, oral thrush, UTIs, or yeast infections, you may have candida overgrowth. Unresolved gut flora...

SunButter Sunflower Seed Butters

For those who have nut allergies, these SunButters are just the job. Organic Original and Chocolate.

Hot Dogs and Franks

Our hot dogs and franks are in the freezer next to the meat freezer as we ran out of room! Regenerative Agriculture Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass Fed Beef Uncured Hickory Smoked Beef Franks join our Applegate Organic Beef and Natural Beef and Turkey Hot...

Chicken Noodle Soups

Customer request; Did you know we haven’t had any Chicken Noodle Soup in for ages, and now we have two for you. Rao’s in a glass jar and Organic Health Valley.

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Real Mayonnaise with Avocado Oil

Mango Chili Bites

How’s this for something different. They come in bulk so we bag them for you. Azure Mango Chili Bites. These would be fun to sample next Wednesday!

Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt

Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Fine Ground/Sel Fin.

Good Karma Flax Milk

This Good Karma Flax Milk arrived by mistake and it looked pretty clean and interesting to us so we put it in the plant based cheese chiller. Zero sugar. Lots of Omega 3’s.  Give it a try.