Dinner Party Hosting Guide

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The Garden City Food Co-op in St. Catharines has developed an engaging guide to hosting a dinner party as part of their member engagement strategy.

We believe that gathering people together around a common table to discuss an important issue in a comfortable environment is a great way to grow sustainable and durable support for Garden City Food Co-op – and we need your help!

As member-owners of the co-op, we all have a real stake in the progress and success of this project, and YOU are an important and powerful tool in the goal to build our membership base. By hosting a dinner party (or potluck, wine & cheese, afternoon tea, etc.) for your friends and neighbours you can help grow our efforts in a fun and personal way. There are many reasons to support a retail grocery store co-op, but your friends who have not yet done so will most likely be swayed by what you have to say about why you joined.

If the idea of hosting a gathering intimidates or stresses you out, our Dinner Party Hosting Support Guide should put you at ease. Please see below for the steps of the planning process!

Feel free to use this a template for your own food co-op!