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SEATTLE -- Natural foods retail cooperative PCC Natural Markets (PCC) yesterday donated $10,000 to the Art Wedig Disaster Relief Fund administered by Organic Valley Family Farms, a Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative with farmers throughout the nation.
These funds are earmarked for relief efforts supporting Organic Valley member-owner farmers who have lost livestock and farmland in the recent flooding in Lewis County, Wash.
"With so much devastation hitting so close to home, our members, shoppers and staff wanted to offer hope and support to those affected," said Tracy Wolpert, PCC's c.e.o. "Organic Valley is a trusted supplier of organic dairy products to PCC, and when we learned they had a program in place that assured direct payout of funds to the dairy farmers most in need, we felt confident that this was an excellent place to direct our contribution."
PCC is a certified organic retail cooperative with annual sales of $112 million and an active membership of nearly 40,000 households.It operates eight stores in the Seward Park, View Ridge, Greenlake, West Seattle, Fremont, Kirkland, Redmond, and Issaquah neighborhoods of King County, Wash.