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

Zucchini Fried Rice serves 4 and takes 25 minutes

Click below for the recipe. This single skillet dinner is a weeknight-friendly meal the whole family can get behind, not to mention—it’s a genius way to put a bulk of summer zucchini to good use. The grated zucchini helps to lighten and brighten this take-out...

Herbs Etc, Chloroxygen

ChlorOxygen Chlorophyll Concentrate: Boost Your Energy Levels*  Increased oxygenation is the body’s key to producing more energy.* ChlorOxygen satisfies your body’s hunger for oxygen in two ways.* First, as red blood cells travel through your lungs, it activates these...

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler. Bar Keepers Friend cleaning products tackle rust, mineral deposits, baked-on food, and other stains with gentle, bleach-free formulations. Bar Keepers has been cleaning for 138 years.

Vietnamese Pho

Halo Pho Broth, Lotus Rice Noodles,
Recipe

Puffs & Chips

KA-POP Super Grains Dairy Free Cheddar Puffs, Rhythm Organic Kale Chips, Outstanding TakeOut Meal in a Bag White Chedda, Chill Ranch, all the nutrients of a balanced meal in a bag

Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water and Sparking Pink Grapefruit

Check out these wonderful new flavors from Fever-Tree, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Elderflower Tonic Water join their regular Aromatic Tonic Water. They’re Non-GMO Project Verified

Beat the Bugs to the Scratch or Stop the Sting

Beat the Bugs to the Scratch or Stop the Sting Save yourself from the irritation itch of a bug sting with some preventative measures: · Our Big Dipper Citronella candles will help free up your campsite or porch from mosquitos with a refreshing scent. · Prevent the...

Enjoy a delicious “Campfire” treat.

Enjoy a delicious "Campfire" treat. Grab a box of Pamela's Honey Grahams and combine a toasty Dandies Marshmallow with a piece of the Endangered Species Chocolate: Otter Bar from Endangered Species Chocolate for a classic S'more recipe or for the more bold and...

Mina Moroccan Sauces & Condiments and Chicken Tangine Recipe

Moroccan cooking has its very own special and delicious flavors. We offer information on Mina’s Sauces and Condiments and a recipe for Chicken Tangine. 1950’s Mina grew up on the wave-crashing shores of Casablanca, where a morning stroll between the white walls of the...

Waiākea Water from Hawaii and Chuck Norris’s C Force Water from Texas

A Proud Product of HILO, HI Completely isolated from the rest of the world, Waiākea offers purity in its ultimate form. Located just outside the quiet town of Hilo and surrounded by rich, bio-diverse forest preserves, a deep well source sits at the eastern base of...

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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