Co-op changes forum date

The Olympia Food Co-op's member forum to discuss the board's decision to boycott Israeli products now is set for 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at The Olympia Center. It previously was scheduled for Aug. 11.

The change of date allows the co-op to secure a larger room for the forum, according to a co-op news release. The Olympia Center is at 222 Columbia St. NW.

“The board of directors of the Olympia Food Co-op recognizes that the decision to boycott Israeli products has put a strain on the organization, impacted staff, volunteers and the membership, and that they did not adequately prepare the staff or community for it,” the board said in a statement.

Co-op members can direct their comments to board@ or call 360-357-1106, Ext. 13.

Also, a group of co-op members who oppose the boycott will gather at the east-side location at 5 p.m. today. For more information, send an e-mail to