Become a Working Member

I wholeheartedly know that everything that goes on in the co-op is authentic and of pure intent. Everybody gives of their heart and soul, paid and not paid, to help us be a cooperative.

– Volunteer Robyn Hawk

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Volunteer at your Co-Op

Simply put, the Yelm Food Co-operative does not exist without volunteers. We call them ‘working members’ and they contribute time, energy, talent, and expertise across many different areas. Working members qualify for discounts and other benefits, not to mention our annual Working Member Appreciation bash every December. Here are the core areas where you can make a difference:

Stocker / Deliveries

Sorting and stocking products on shelves and in the backroom. Helping with deliveries

Produce

Stocking produce, receiving deliveries and unpacking boxes, quality control, putting away overstock in back refrigerators and backroom, putting out prices

Super Cleaner

Cleaning the store, kitchen and bathroom

Bakery Runs

Picking up pastries and breads from 2 bakeries in Olympia – $25.00 per round trip

Maintenance

Cleaning underneath refrigerators/freezers
Changing water filter
Cleaning air conditioner filter
Cleaning grease trap 
Any other various tasks that may need to be done

Occasional Projects

Taking down sales tags at the end of a month, putting out new sales tags at the beginning of a month; any other various tasks that may need to be done

Supporting Our Local Producers

Power outage in Yelm

We’ve had a power outage in Yelm which, as far as we know, has affected us, the traffic lights plus others between those two points. Please call the Coop of you are planning on shopping today Sunday in case the store is still closed. Call to check 360-400-2210

Creminelli sliced smoked meats

Wow, these are all delicious. Creminelli Sopressa, Trio Tray of Finocchiona, Prosciutto & Varsi, Prosciutto and not shown Pepperoni. It’s a great brand.

Echo Falls Coho Salmon

Always on the search for more ways to eat healthy salmon, these smoked salmon from Echo Falls are delicious. Original and Cracked Pepper, give them a try.

Smoked Sliced Wild Alaskan Salmon

This is a premium Smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon that is pre-sliced and ready to eat from Blue Hill Bay.

Garden of Life Raw Vitamin C

This is a member request for Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C. 500mg Whole Food Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids Immune System Support Healthy Heart Healthy Skin and Eyes Live Probiotics and Enzymes Support Healthy Digestion

YumEarth Candy Canes & Candy Cane Pops

Here are the YumEarth Organic Candy Canes and Candy Cane Pops

Applegate Breakfast Sausages

We know members love Applegate’s Breakfast Sausages. Along with the Classic Pork we thought we’d give their Chicken & Maple a try.

Kalona Organic Eggnog

Kalona Super Natural Organic Eggnog from grassfed cows.

Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers

Member request Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers, and they happen to be gluten-free.

Rice Medley from Bibigo

Deliciously soft Rice Medley from Bibigo. A Brown and Jasmine mix.

Please follow the COVID-19 policies in the store. Learn more on our COVID-19 page.