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

14+ year old German Shepherd finds relief

Great feedback from one of our excited members who’s 14+ year old German Shepherd with age related bad stiff joints has seen a steady increase in mobility after two weeks on this product.   Jump! Run! Play! A dog’s life is all about strong and flexible hips and...

Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs

Want legendary cheesy flavor without the guilt—and the side effects? These are the puffs for you. Organic, non-dairy seasoning brings the cheesy flavor and leaves the cheesy baggage behind.

More ‘sugar’ choices

There are so many different ways to sweeten your food with Zero Calories. Check out some of these new choices. Wholesome Monk Fruit and Allulose both in granular and liquid forms.

Caulipower Chicken Tenders

Staff just love these. We cook ‘em up crispy and dip them in whatever we can get our hands on!! The Spicy(ish) Chicken Tenders aren’t too spicy! Meet the New Chick On The Block: Delicious CAULIPOWER frozen chicken tenders. No cluckin’ way! This Meal Hack reinvents...

Flax4Life Dark Cherry Brownies

Treat yourself to a Nutritious & Delicious Dark Cherry Brownie! Packed full of rich, fudgy chocolate flavor with sweet dark cherry pieces, that your tastebuds will love! Each scrumptious brownie is loaded with 580 mg of Omega 3's, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of...

KOS Organic Plant Based Protein

Organic KOS Plant Protein - Vanilla Flavor 20 grams of protein per serving KOS plant protein blends well in liquid or can be used in baking. We recommend mixing 1 serving (2 scoops) in 8-12oz of cold water or non-dairy drink and blend or shake in a shaker cup. Use as...

Kombucha Starter Kit

It’s about time we have some Kombucha Stater Kits available for you. This looks like a great new option.

Gabriel Makeup Brushes

It’s been a while since we’ve had these wonderful makeup brushes available. Pop by and check them out.

OZO Plant based ‘meats’.

OZO Plant based ‘meats’.

Nature’s Works of Art in Yelm.

A little bit of Nature’s Works of Art from Mari’s Farm at the Yelm Food Co-op

New COVID-19 Requirements in effect!
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.8, Stay Safe-Stay Healthy, these requirements are effective November 16, 2020
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