|Shareholder Forum: Affordability|
by Mike Szostak
For many in the Greater Brattleboro area it's a tough financial challenge to meet the basic needs of life including: food, shelter, medical and dental care, and transportation. Although our Co-op's primary role is to provide healthy food for its shareholders, the topic of affordability cannot be addressed without taking into account other essentials.
On Sunday, March 20, from 5 to 7pm in the Community Room, the BFC Shareholder Forum will be hosting a panel presentation by a diverse group of community members who have expertise in some of our community's essential services.
These presentations will be followed by audience participation through questions and commentary, including relating personal experiences. Our intent is to raise awareness of the financial challenges many people face and what is being done to help address those challenges, and to identify where additional attention needs to be devoted with community resources.
Pot-luck suggested but not required.