Thanks to our community we have a long and enriched history. We started small and like every seed that is sown, we grew and we are continuing to grow. Check out our roots!
Where We've Been
People’s Grocery was incorporated on June 15, 1975 as a for-profit entity under Kansas Cooperative Corporation Code. It’s purpose is to “own and operate a consumers’ food cooperative and make available to is members and the public wholesome and nutritious food at the lowest possible prices.”
Since that time People’s has outgrown several locations and has grown to over 1000 members.
Where We're Going
Our mission is to provide a marketing and purchasing outlet for minimally processed, high quality nutritional food and other goods and services, as desired by member/owners, at the best possible price. This provision shall be made through economically sound business practices of the cooperative. The People’s Grocery Cooperative Exchange, Inc shall promote the cooperative principles, provide education in the use and value of quality natural food, and shall support the physical and social well being of the employees, the members, the cooperative network and the community as a whole.
Luckily for us, there is always room to improve and expand our mission. We're always trying to to add more local products, more minimally processed food and more options for people with allergies and dietary restrictions.
Education is incredibly important to us. Since we we're founded in the basement of the UFM commmunity learning center, we keep that relationship strong by continuing to teach classes through the UFM all year long. Staff, owners and guests are welcome to teach classes.