Many of you are probably familiar with the Co-op Basic Needs Program, which rolled out in August of 2007. As the global food crisis has escalated, your Co-op has made every possible effort to maintain competitive pricing for our customers on what we consider to be pantry stocking staples for your kitchen, by reducing the retail prices of these items (and making just enough profit to cover the labor necessary to get these items from truck to shelf). Basic Needs items don't include very much packaged food items, but focus more on staple goods that you can use to create meals of your own. You won't find frozen organic cheese pizza on our Basic Needs list. Click on the link provided to download a PDF of our current Basic Needs brochure, including all the new items added today!