about us

The Community Food Club is a non-profit, member based grocery store.

our mission

The Community Food Club is an innovative and dignified approach to food security rooted in consumer choice, member participation and access to healthy foods.

our values

Community

Building and encouraging strong relationships in a friendly and safe environment.

Dignity

Demonstrating and promoting mutual respect and appreciation

Consumer Participation

Building and encouraging strong relationships in a friendly and safe environment.

Member-Centered

Building and encouraging strong relationships in a friendly and safe environment.

health

Building and encouraging strong relationships in a friendly and safe environment.

Collaboration

Members, donors, and other sectors investing to ensure effective program and financial stability

Evaluation

Making informed decisions based on research and data

Equity

Creating an inclusive, diverse, and just organization that works to reduce disparities

our story

The Community Food Club Model

Opening its doors in January of 2015, the Community Food Club was the vision of seven partner agencies desiring to try a new model. A model that incorporated consumer choice and had access to healthy foods.

Walk through the doors of the Community Food Club and you will finds a grocery store stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, cheese, meat and dry goods. Members complete their shopping trip at the checkout lane and receive a receipt that shows the order total and the remaining point balance.

Member households pay $11-$15 for a 30 day membership and are given an allotment of points based on their household size. Point values are assigned to each food item at the Community Food Club and members select the foods that best meet their families needs. Members may shop as often as they wish, up to once per day, until all of their points are used. Dignity and choice are the hallmarks of the Community Food Club model.

What differentiates the Community Food Club from a traditional grocery store? The price! Fruits and vegetables are the lowest priced items in the store while processed foods and snacks are the among the highest. This model helps increase food security in general; providing our members access to fresh produce and other healthy foods.

who we are

AJ Fossel

Executive Director

Kendra Valkema

Program Manager

Bianca Santiago

Grocery Manager

Oscar Ubillus-Fernandez

Floor Associate

board of directors

Dave Jacobs

Chairperson

Joel Ruiter

Treasurer

Doug Scholma

Strategic Planning & Operations

Bobby Garmon

Darcy Cunningham

Vice-Chair

Betty Zylstra

Secretary

Jerlean McAlister

Ken Estelle

David Baak

Employment

The Community Food Club is currently hiring for a part-time Floor & Stocking Associate (Saturdays only, 6 hrs/wk). Please view the position description below.

To apply, email your full name, resume, and how your learned about the position to Executive Director, AJ Fossel, at ajfossel@communityfoodclubgr.org

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 28, 2018.

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to ajfossel@communityfoodclubgr.org