ELFCO Board Meeting/Transition Planning

Monday, January 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Okemos Public Library
4321 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

Owners and transformation committee participants are welcome and encouraged to attend! We will continue to discuss and come up with action items to shut down our current store-front and plan our future form. Please join us!


A message from our Board President:

1) On January 8 at 2 p.m. at the Allen Neighborhood Center, ELFCO owners voted to sell the building we own and occupy. We will begin discussions on what the next phase of ELFCO will be. The process of re-imagining our co-op has already begun, and we look forward to hearing your ideas.

2) Sadly, the ELFCO Board was obliged to vote on Monday, January 2 to close the store on or before February 4th. In the meantime, we are still in business and urge owners and non-owners alike to come shop with us and support the food co-op.

3) Our co-op, a Michigan non-profit corporation, is expected to go forward and pursue new ways to meet our mission after the storefront closes, regardless of the vote by owners on the sale of the building.

The East Lansing Food Cooperative (ELFCO) is going through a major transition, and you, our owners, need to provide direction on how we address ELFCO's financial problems.

We will also begin the process of re-imagining ELFCO to continue to meet our purposes and the needs of our community. Please join us to participate in this important discussion about what is next for ELFCO!

*Background materials and proposed motions found here, check back for updates.

Questions? Please email board@elfco.coop or leave a message in the store.



The City of East Lansing presented ELFCO with a Crystal Award at its 2016 ceremony on April 21. The award acknowledges the co-op’s many contributions to the community, from providing delicious, nutritious food to supporting dozens of local growers and suppliers to operating its store in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. See ELFCO’s bio at the city’s web site: http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/1749/10938/2016-Recipient-Bios

Also a thank you to the Meridian Township Environmental Commission for awarding ELFCO a 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award!

5% Owner Discount every time you shop runs until December 31, 2016.

Your 10% Monthly Owner Appreciation Discount is also still in effect! Receive 10% off your total purchase once a month on the day of your choosing. (Not stackable with other discounts.)

STUDENT SUNDAYS! Show any valid student I.D. and receive 10% off your entire purchase each Sunday!