We have a versatile Community Room that the public can rent. Use the form below to request a day and time.

The Good Foods Co-op Community Room is available to non-profit groups, community groups or Co-op owners to hold meetings, parties or other events. One-time events as well as ongoing events may be booked. We do not book the room during the week from 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 7 pm to allow overflow seating for our café. This room may not be used for political or religious gatherings or for anything that conflicts or competes with Good Foods’ business including but not limited to direct marketing, multi-level marketing, wellness products sales or catering. 

For more Community Room use guidelines and specs, click HERE.





Community Room

Programs

Good Foods is involved in the Lexington community in many ways:

Classes at the Co-op

On most Wednesday evenings we offer classes in our Community Room. We’re proud to partner with local experts and enthusiasts to offer instruction on a wide range of topics including cooking, nutrition, aromatherapy, gardening and more! Check out our events page for details on upcoming classes.

If you’d be interested in offering a class at the Co-op, please read over our Class Guidelines first, which you can find HERE. You can then fill out a Class Proposal form HERE and email it to amyh@goodfoods.coop.

Good Foods Charitable Foundation

The Good Foods Charitable Foundation is requesting proposals for its 2019 granting cycle. Qualified charitable organizations serving central Kentucky are eligible to apply for funding. The deadline to apply is Friday March 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.

The grant making area of focus should be:
● Development of the local food system and the local food shed serving the central Kentucky region
● Promotion of food citizenship
● Increasing access to health food for all
● Promoting the cooperative business model

The awards will range from $500-$2500.

To find the full description and details on how to apply, click HERE.

If you have any questions, please e-mail boardadmin@goodfoods.coop, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Give Where You Live Program

Our owners voted and nominated different local non-profit organizations for our Give Where You Live program, and we’re very proud to announce our recipients for May 2019 – April 2020:

May 2019 — Seedleaf
June 2019 — Foster Care Council
July 2019 — Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
August 2019 — Lexington Humane Society
September 2019 — GleanKY
October 2019 — Friends of the Library
November 2019 — God’s Pantry Food Bank
December 2019 — Good Foods Charitable Foundation
January 2020 — Catholic Action Center
February 2020 — DV8 Kitchen Vocational Foundation
March 2020 — Bluegrass Land Conservancy
April 2020 — Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center

Each time you shop, you have the option to round up to the nearest dollar for charity! You can also choose to donate any amount that you wish.

Non-profit organizations hoping to make it on the Give Where You Live ballot for the next annual cycle may email amyh@goodfoods.coop to get an application. The deadline for submissions for the following year is December 31st.

Art in the Café

Our August Artist of the Month is Casey Harris. Here’s what she has to say about her work that’s currently in our Community Room:

“In a recent effort to pull myself out of a creative slump; I decided to take part in the 100 Day Project. The goal was simple – focus on something artistic every day for 100 days. Throughout the project, I almost always drew with pen or sharpies. No erasing. It was very therapeutic to embrace my mistakes and make them beautiful. Making this type of free-spirited art distracted me from the daily stresses of life and helped me grow as an artist and a person.

Many of the pieces featured in this display were created during the 100 Day Project. I focused primarily on sharpie drawing, printmaking and painting. A few of these pieces were created prior to the project.”

Would like to apply to feature your art in our Community Room? Email Amy at amyh@goodfoods.coop for more information.