Saturday, July 24, 2010

Board of Directors' Statement to the Membership

Note: We are working on emailing this statement to all of our members.

July 23, 2010

At the July Board meeting, the OFC Board of Directors approved a boycott of Israeli products. Since then we have received both letters of support and disagreement. We have received strong support for this decision; in addition, we have had members resign their membership, ask for the decision to be rescinded and ask the Board to review their process and policies. We recognize that this decision has put a strain on our organization and impacted our staff, volunteers and membership and we did not adequately prepare the staff or community for it. We are concerned by this impact on the community and want to listen to your feedback about this issue.

The board has scheduled a forum for members on August 12 at 6 p.m. at the Olympia Center plus, please feel free to email us at or call and leave a message at 360-357-1106 Ext.13. Board members will also visit the stores to listen to members' opinions and concerns.


The Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors