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Effective Saturday March 21 Our Curbside Co-op program will continue, but we are closing the store temporarily to all shoppers. We do not know when we will reopen. We are doing this out of concern for the safety of our shoppers and our staff. We are committed to getting food to everyone who needs it and feel that we can best do this with curbside pickup for the time being. We believe we can do this more safely and effectively if the store is closed to the public.

Effective Friday April 3

The NEW CURBSIDE ORDERING HOURS will be Sunday 6pm – Friday 6pm

All ordering will be unavailable between Friday 6pm and Sunday 6pm.
This will give our staff the chance to get caught up on outstanding orders and do some much needed cleaning and housekeeping at the store.

The NEW PICK UP HOURS will be Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm

The Co-op will be COMPLETELY CLOSED on Sundays.
This will give our staff the time to recover from running to fill orders all week long, allowing them to rest and take care of themselves so that we can continue to provide safe, excellent curbside service to our members and the community.

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This has been a challenging time for all of us. We are doing the best that we can to get food to the Co-op, but there are still supply problems. We are grateful for our ability to remain flexible and positive amidst great fear and confusion. We have made the decision to change our ordering and pickup hours so that the Co-op can continue to bring food to our Member-Owners as safely as possible while maintaining the health and wellbeing of our incredibly dedicated and hard-working staff. We are grateful for your patience, flexibility, and support while we navigate through these difficult circumstances. We love and appreciate you!

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Closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 27

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Closed on Independence Day, Thursday July 4

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Closed on Friday November 29

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Open 8am – 3pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24
Closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25

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Open 8am-7pm on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31
Closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday January 1

** INCLEMENT WEATHER HOURS **
Closing at 6:00 PM on Tuesday 12/17/19

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Closed on Tuesday 3/13/18

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We will be closed for business at 6pm on Tuesday 2/12/19

** The Co-op will close at 6 pm for Inventory on Monday September 30 **
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**We will be closing at 6 pm for a Staff Meeting on Wednesday February 19**
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**We will be closing at 6 pm for upgrades on Tuesday November 12**
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** NEW BUSINESS HOURS **
We will be opening at 9AM and closing at 6PM

10 At A Time

Dear Willimantic Food Co-operators,

Beginning on Friday, March 20, at 9am, the Co-op will be limiting the number of shoppers in the store to 10 at a time.

We will ask shoppers to form a line outside the store, remaining six feet apart, until it is your turn to go in.

Seating will be provided.

If you are unable to wait in line, please designate a friend to hold your spot.

Preferably, use our curbside pick-up service.

We hope that this measure will help keep our staff and patrons safe and healthy.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and most of all, your co-operation!

** Now taking orders for our Fedco Bulb Group Order! See instructions. **

NOTE: The Board Meeting scheduled for December 6 has been postponed and rescheduled for December 13. The location has changed (for this month only) to: Access Community Action Agency, 1315 Main Street. This is the building next to Super Stop and Shop, where Planet Fitness is now. The entry door is facing Valley St. despite a Main St address.

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Welcome to the Willimantic Food Co-op!

It is often the case, in difficult times, that our Coop is an important resource for our community. The potential presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area is proving that this continues to be true.
You have come to us in recent days to stock your pantry, replenish cleaning supplies, and prepare alongside others in the community. As a grocery store, our co-op is in the unique position of offering essential services for our community while also doing all we can to minimize risk to our staff, members, and shoppers.
In light of the situation our community finds itself in, I want to share the things our co-op is doing to best serve you, care for our staff, and be a responsible member of our community:

  • While we have had no reported COVID-19 infections in our co-op, we have asked any staff exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness or fever to stay home and notify their physician. Our co-op has a generous sick and vacation policy, and we are working with employees on a case-by-case basis to ensure they have the support they need.
  • We are making hand sanitizer and wipes available at the entrance, exit and near the carts. Staff are also frequently cleaning all high-touch areas throughout the day – cart and shopping basket handles, cooler doors etc
  • Our co-op prides itself on its cleanliness and food safety standards. This includes frequently sanitizing high-touch locations like credit card machines, scales, bathroom areas and, as mentioned above, carts and handbaskets. We have heavily invested in training our store’s management teams on food safety, with the majority of store and department leaders having their Serv-Safe certificates.
  • We have temporarily ceased all sampling.
  • All repacking of Bulk Foods is always done while wearing gloves.
  • We are doing all that we can to be sure that our shelves are well stocked. This is very challenging – supplies are running low in all of our supplier’s warehouses. Sometimes there is a delay in deliveries and sometimes the product is truly not to be had. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers to ensure we have the essentials that you are seeking, like pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and health and body care items.

Throughout all of this, we are making additional efforts to demonstrate our gratitude to our staff who continue to work each day with commitment, compassion, and kindness to ensure our store is stocked, clean, and ready to serve you.
We will continue to monitor closely and be nimble in adjusting our operations to prioritize the health and safety of you and our staff.

Sincerely,
Alice Rubin
General Manager

Our store is open to members and non-members alike.

We hope you will find what you are looking for here and, please, come see us at the store! The Willimantic Food Co-op is a member owned and operated food store. We carry a full line of grocery items, produce, cheese, juices, grains, spices, vitamins, dairy products, homeopathic remedies, and paper goods.

  • Members pay shelf price and have the option of working at the store to receive an additional discount.
  • Non-members pay 10% above shelf price.
  • We accept Credit and Debit Cards (MC, Visa, Discover). We also accept SNAP Benefits.
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Job Opening – Part-time Cashier
NOW HIRING: Cashier/Wellness Clerk. Part time, 24 hours. Click here for full job posting.
NOW HIRING: Produce Department Team Member. Part time. Click here for full job posting. 
NOW HIRING: Assistant Front End Manager. Full time. Click here for job posting.
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NOW HIRING: Part-time Cashier. Click here for job posting. 
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After submitting your application, please wait to be contacted by a hiring manager. We consider all applications, keep them on file for a year, and review all previous applications each time we have an opening. We are not able to call or interview every applicant. If you are not contacted, please feel free to call or come in and update your application when there is a new job post. 
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Interested in Proposition 138 which has been introduced in the CT legislature to enhance the existing CT Co-operative statutes and encourage more co-ops to incorporate in our state? The bill was initiated by the Willimantic Food Co-op, Fiddleheads Co-op in New London and developed with the support of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association. It was passed by the CT House and Senate and signed into law by the Governor on June 26, 2019.

 

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Effective Saturday March 21, the Co-op will continue with curbside pickup but we are closing the store temporarily to all shoppers. We do not know when we will reopen. We are doing this out of concern for the safety of our shoppers and our staff. We wish we could have given more notice for this drastic step, but we are in unprecedented times.

We are committed to getting food to everyone who needs it and feel that we can best do this with curbside pickup for the time being. We believe we can do this more safely and effectively if the store is closed to the public. Even so, it might take 24-72 hours to fill orders. We will pre-arrange pickup times.

Curbside Co-op – Order ahead and pick up

Gift Cards – Purchase here

We are doing the best that we can to get food to the Co-op, but there are still supply problems. We ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility during this very challenging time. We love and appreciate you!

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Corry Elm

Corry joined our team a few months ago, all the way from his hometown, San Francisco. Corry likes the knowledge that he’s part of something larger than himself at the Coop. He also loves meeting all the local providers, and all the friendly members. Corry almost always has the amazing Rye from Fabled Foods, and lots of Birch Beer from Hosmer Mountain. Yay, local flavors! Corry is a huge sci/fi fantasy geek, and a life-long gamer.

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