TPSS Co-op and our Community

TPSS Co-op Diversity

TPSS Co-op Response to NDC Proposal

Senior Discount - 5% discount for ages 65 and over

2017 "Poker Chip" Partners

Poker Chips
  • At checkout, poker chips are provided to customers who bring their own grocery bags. One chip is issued per bag.
  • Customers then select which organization to donate to, and place their poker chips in one or more of the jars.
  • TPSS will donate 5¢ for each poker chip donated to each organization.
  • Customers who require paper grocery bags from TPSS are charged 5¢ per bag. Subsequently, TPSS will make a donation of all proceeds received for bag charges to the organization of our choosing at the end of each quarter.

In 2017, we will proudly support the following local organizations:

Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department

Founded in 1894, the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department was the first organized fire department in Montgomery County. The department has been based at Carroll Ave and Philadelphia Avenue since 1927, with the current building opening in 2010.

The volunteers of TPVFD work alongside the career personnel of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service as both EMTs and firefighters, providing emergency response to Takoma Park and the wider area. The department has seen a massive increase in new members recently, making support for increased training vital.

Manna Food Center

Since 1983, Manna Food Center has worked to fight hunger, feed hope and transition recipients from a place of scarcity to prosperity.

"Manna stands as the premier food bank of Montgomery County, providing food to 40,000 individuals each year and helping distribute rescued food to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters county-wide. Nearly every social service organization in Montgomery County relies on Manna to provide food to their clients, and we are honored to play our part in the strong social safety net."

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) was established in 1983, and is a faith-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help those less fortunate in our community.

"We empower those in need through compassionate emergency care, life education, and community development. ACSGW currently provides case management, food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, health and fitness programs, technology education, and job-training."

ECO City Farms - SEED 2 FEED Summer Youth Program

Established in 2010, ECO City Farms is an educational, non-profit organization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland designed to serve as a prototype for sustainable local urban farming.

"Through the hands-on work of growing food, cooking, and food justice outreach, our summer SEED 2 FEED program will grow strong, healthy, and inspired teens who live in Prince George’s County. We create a safe space where they can experience leadership development, personal growth, collaboration and job training."

Additional organizations that we have supported this year:

MLK Food Drive Takoma Park
Let's Play America
Takoma Park 5K Challenge
Takoma Education Group
Crossroads Community Food Network
NIH Bike to Work Day
Takoma Park House & Garden Tour
Summer Drum Circles at Takoma Park Gazebo
The Climate Collaborative
CHEER - Community Health & Empowerment through Education & Research

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Local Farmers

Just a few of our local vendors:

Bee George Honey
Baba's Pickles
Bao Food and Drink
Bee George
Blind Dog Cafe
Blue Nile Botanicals
Bonaparte Breads
Breadco Bread Co.
Cafe Kreyol
Canela Bakery
Capital Kombucha
Caramont Farms
Cava Mezze
Chapel's Country Creamery
Cherry Glen Farms
Chesapeake Bay Roasting
Chez Hareg
Crested Duck
Ester's Granola
Everlasting Life
Evorona Dairy
Firefly Farms
George's Veggie Garden
Gubters Honey
Harmony Creek Farm
Heba's Health Foods
Honey Hope Farm
Hummingbird Farm
Island Style
Jehova Jireh
Keswick Creamery
Latimore Valley
Licking Creek Bend Farm
Loch Lomand Bakery
Locust Point Farms
MTO Kombucha
McCutcheon Apple Products
Meadow Creek Dairy
Naturereflections Photography
Nature's Yolk
New Day Farms
New York Bakery
No Bull
Olive Tree
Oscar Sushi
Planet of Vegans
Plainsville Farms
Purple Mountain
Ravioli Revolution
Rosendorff's Bakery
Second Spring
Seneca Creek Joinery
Shepherd's Manor Creamery
Shiloh Farms
Simply Sausage
Spring Mill
Stoney Point Farm
Sunnyside Gourmet
Sweet and Natural
Sweet Farm
Toigo Orchards
Trickling Springs Creamery
Tuscarora Organic Growers
Two Armadillos
Zeke's Coffee

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