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Hello Co-Op Community! 

Unfortunately, Summer is coming to an end. Even with COVID-19, The Co-Op has found ways to empower our community and still try to have some fun! We had a successful Art Walk a few weeks ago with music, vendors, and sustainability education! Check out our furry friends below that attended our Art walk. Thank you so much for everyone who was able to come to help us have fun at our Summer Event!  
This year we have a booth at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market! Come see your favorite vendors and caterers from The Co-Op every Wednesday and Saturday!
The Movement Space has Reopened!
Check the link below to see the class schedule! We are taking extra precautions to make sure the space is cleaned between every class. Please do not attend classes if you have any COVID symptoms (listed below). 
See Full Schdule Here
Feed the Hungry - Donation-Based Outdoor Yoga Class

Come and join us!  August 15th at 9am, we will be hosting a donation based yoga class with Rooted Heart Yoga and Wellness!
Class instructor Annie Martens, will be holding the class in partnership with us to raise donations that will go towards sack-meals for families in need due to COVID-19 hardships.
Current Market Hours + Need Some Help Please!  

Unfortunately, our Market Manager has undergone some medical difficulties. Due to this and a lack of volunteers, we will be adjusting our hours Tuesday-Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. This is only temporary until our Manager gets well or until we get more volunteers. Please keep an eye on our Facebook for updated hours. We appreciate all support while we get through this time and would appreciate it if anyone could volunteer so we can expand our hours again! 

We ask that you wear a mask while you are in the market and follow social distancing practices. The Market also accepts SNAP and Double Bucks! 

Market Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 am-6:00 pm

To volunteer in our market email Alyssa:
8-Week Digital Marketing Class: 

One of Board Members, Alexis Irias, is holding an 8-week digital marketing class. This is a note from her: 
During Quarantine (May) I launched an 8-week Mindful Marketing Class via Zoom. Using an Applied Learning Approach students learned about key marketing strategies and immediately implemented them during the class, leaving little room for procrastination while also empowering students to feel good about their learnings.

The next round of the Mindful Marketing Academy, 8-week Digital Marketing Course is launching August 22nd! This class will also be via ZOOM making it an interactive and applied learning approach. There's a few options to register which make this class accessible to everyone.

Here's a testimonial from Cecilia Gonzalez-Gordon testimonial who participated in the Spring session. ♡ "This Mindful Digital Marketing course led by Alexis has been more helpful and informative than my 4 year marketing degree from college. This training was full of applicable lessons and insights which I have learned and put to use. All the techniques that Lex shared with us make me feel confident in my digital marketing skills. I am so honored and grateful to have been a part of this and would 100% recommend to anyone who wants to turn their passion into a business or anyone who might have started something and never got too far into it."

Learn more:

Emergency Food Program Update: 

We are excited to announce that we have handed out over 11,750 meals to families in need since the start of COVID-19. These meals are USDA nutritious meals that we are handing out to children in the neighborhood. There are also produce boxes that can be picked up by families/adults. We will be running this program until August 14th

Child Meal Pick-Up: Mon-Fri 9:00-1:00 (or until we run out of meals) 
Produce Box Pick-Up: Wed-Fri 9:00-1:00 
Donate for Food Program Here
Volunteering for the Food Program: 

Our Summer Food Program is ending soon. However, The Co-Op will still be looking for ways to help distribute food to families in need. We are still accepting volunteers for the upcoming program that we are putting together. 

Volunteering for our Food Program is a great way to get through this time, get out of the house, and help your community. However, we ask that if you have ANY symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 that you stay home. We appreciate your willingness to help but we will have more volunteer opportunities throughout the year. You can also help by donating on our website. 

To volunteer for the Food Program email

Thank you to all of our amazing garden volunteers helping out with our gardens all over Lakewood and the Denver Metro Area! Our volunteers have been working hard keeping the gardens up and harvesting nutritious food that is donated to local food banks and community centers. Some of the food has also been used in our Emergency Food Program as well! We still need more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering in our gardens you can email:

Garden Volunteer Hours: 
Tuesday/Thursdays 9:00-10:30
Saturdays 9:00-1:00
Thank you to all the amazing Summer Interns that worked so hard this season!  Sadly, the Summer Internship program is coming to an end.  Which means, we will need new Fall interns starting August 17th.  If you are interested in becoming a Fall Intern, please reach out to

We ask during this time if you have any symptoms to please refrain from visiting The Co-Op Market, Classes, Events, or Volunteering. You are welcomed to send a friend/family member to pick up food from our emergency food program or curbside grocery pick up from The Market. 

According to the CDC symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Shortness of Breath

We care about you and we are in this together. If you have any questions feel free to email

The Co-Op at 1st and Jovial Concept's main missions is to help out the community in various ways, especially during these hard times. Your donations go a long way and we appreciate it more than you know. If you are able to please donate to the link below. You can also go to our website to donate as well. If you are unable to donate we could also always use more volunteers. If you would like to volunteer email
Donate Here
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