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.

Supporting Our Local Producers

Somos Mexican Food from Mexico

¡HOLA! We're SOMOS. We make real Mexican food with authentic recipes and ingredients - just like our moms made it. Authentic Mexican Food Made in Mexico and happens to be plant based. We’re a group of three friends who grew up in Mexico eating chilaquiles, cooking...

Jennies & Santa Cruz

Jennies Double Chocolate Coconut Bites, Very Vanilla Bites and Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Light Roasted Peanut Butter.

Tru Earth Eco Laundry Strips, Unscented & Fresh Linen

TRU EARTH: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry detergent, that’s as sensitive on your skin, as it is to the environment in a revolutionary new strip form. Unscented and Fresh Linen. Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power...

Outstanding, Vista Hermosa & Barnana Chips

Outstanding Cheese Balls Chedda and Garlic Parmesan. Vista Hermosa Spicy Totopos and Barnana Organic Salt & Pepper Plantain Chips

Vive Organic Boosters

Who has time to eat or juice all the superfoods you need? Get all your immune boosting goodness in under five seconds. Forget powders. Fresher, faster and more fun than daily vitamins. WHAT IS PROACTIVE IMMUNITY? It’s a wellness-centered lifestyle. Take small steps...

Forager Kids Cashewmilk Yogurts

We love everything about Forager, so we wanted to bring some in for the children.

Wild Planet Tuna Salads

These Ready to Eat Tuna Salads are 100% pole & line or troll caught methods that only catch smaller migratory tuna lower in mercury. Nets are never used to catch our tuna.

Rustic Bakery

Members like Rustic Bakery Shortbread Cookies so much, we thought we’d complete the range. The Vanilla Shortbreads are new and they are just as good as the Meyer Lemon, Pecan and Chocolate. Don’t forget their Cheese Coins which are slightly spicy cheesy shortbreads.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble

We didn’t do this new product justice. Florence just tried it and it’s delicious. It goes with pretty much anything. See some ideas below  

Alexandre Family Farms

Alexandre Family Farms: Happy #MooMonday from the farm! We love when a herd is grazing right next to our house like in this photo - it is the perfect opportunity to sit and admire the beauty of their colors and patterns. Our crossbreed herd is a purposeful blend of...

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