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Come Talk About Us! 9/28 General Meeting

We're excited to announce that we have a 45-minute spot on the September 28th General Meeting!

This will be a discussion item about the possibility of the Animal Welfare Committee - we'll be giving a 15 minute overview of our proposal and then taking questions for discussion. (The vote for this to be a work-credit squad will need to happen at a date after this general forum discussion.)

So if you have questions about the committee or you want to come out to support the idea (and get workslot credit?), we'd be thrilled to meet you in person!

And you can always email us comments, questions, suggestions at

Jesse & Patrick


SEPTEMBER 2010 General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield Temple)
274 Garfield Pl. at 8th Ave.

Items will be taken up in the order given. Times in parentheses below are suggestions. More information on each item may be available at the entr…


A big thank you to everyone who came to the blog to leave feedback or emailed us your thoughts. Your feedback is helping us form what the Animal Welfare Committee should be to best serve the PSFC members with regards to animal welfare issues.

Below you'll find an update on three topics:
scheduling of the General Meeting at which our proposal will be presentedwho will be on the committeenext steps

1) When do we get to present and vote on the Animal Welfare Committee at the General Meeting?

As you know from the previous post, our proposal was submitted to the Agenda Planning Committee in April. We were informed that May and June were full and July was the annual meeting. Unfortunately we didn't make it onto the August agenda but we're hoping to be on the September 28th General Meeting Agenda, which is planned the evening of September 7th during the Agenda Planning Committee meeting.

2) Who will be on the committee?

This is a good question, and one that's in the PSFC new …



We're a group of Park Slope Food Coop members who came together after realizing during our PFSC shopping trips that, while there are a lot of animal-friendly products on the PSFC's shelves, there was still a lot of room for improvement!

In our conversations with other members, some were surprised to hear that we still carried any items that are tested on animals (even though our policy says the PSFC avoids such products) and others expressed confusion regarding animal-treatment labeling ("What's the difference between grass-fed and free-range?).

After having these conversations and wishing for a way to help inform PSFC shoppers who are interested in animal welfare, what's animal-tested (and PSFC alternatives), what's "free-range", etc. we thought we would enlist other PSFC who share these concerns to join us in creating a committee to specifically address these issues.

We're hoping to create a workslot credit committee that would be in service…