Cooperative thrift store pops up on campus

by Brenda Wintrode A group of students equipped with a collection of secondhand clothes and a cooperative business model turned the McKeldin steps into a pop-up thrift store Oct. 10.  Inspired by their involvement with the recently disbanded Maryland Food Collective, thrift shop founders and worker-owners Aviah Krupnick, 19, Conor A. James, 22, Arielle Gottlieb, 20, and Emily Fox, 19, chose a clothing business to … Continue reading Cooperative thrift store pops up on campus

Maryland Food Co-Op celebrates 44 years amid Stamp’s decision to close it

  By Rina Torchinsky The Maryland Food Collective celebrated 44 years of the cooperative May 10 in the wake of the Stamp Student Union’s decision to shut down the eatery at the end of the month. The event welcomed students and alumni to a photo-lined exhibit that showcased the history of the Co-op during the 12-hour event in the North Atrium. While the event celebrated … Continue reading Maryland Food Co-Op celebrates 44 years amid Stamp’s decision to close it

Amongst financial struggles, Friends of the Co-op is looking for a revival

By Ally Tobler The Maryland Food Collective can be identified by its authentic chalk-covered walls, mishmash of couches and chairs, and abundance of vegan food options. It’s a cozy little area. And when the Friends of the Co-op (FOTC) club met for the first time in several years, on Feb. 7, Sarah Eppley announced plans for filling the space with more.   “Since we’re struggling financially…I … Continue reading Amongst financial struggles, Friends of the Co-op is looking for a revival