Friendly City Food Co-op Supports the Philippines

HARRISONBURG, Va. The Friendly City Food Co-op is helping to support co-ops throughout the Philippines, who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Steve Cooke, the General Manager of Friendly City Food Co-op, said they have been searching for a way to give back.

They collected money for three days, leading up to Thanksgiving. This time is typically the busiest of the year, in their store. Overall, they raised $1,740 dollars.

Cooke said, because co-ops are locally owned and operated, it keeps the revenue circulating in their community. It also helps to support their businesses, producers and farmers.

"People just have huge hearts. I don't think it is just Thanksgiving or the holiday season, I think it is all of the time. In Harrisonburg, people are really compassionate and have a lot of consideration for others. They just want to help out as much as they can," said Cooke.

Cooke said, he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. One shopper even donated one hundred dollars.


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