About Just Food Hub

Just Food Hub is a community distribution group. We are a cooperative partnership engaging community networks and distributing Equal Exchange food throughout New England without profit. Just Food Hub complements and amplifies the Equal Exchange vision and mission at the grassroots level among New England communities and organizations.

Just Food Hub stands for food justice, social justice, and a healthy farming climate that supports all forms of life on Earth. Click here for more information on how Just Food Hub can assist your organization or small store.

We believe food with integrity matters, authentic fair trading matters, the democratic process on farms matters, paying premium prices ensuring a decent living and fair wealth distribution matters, and finding ways to ensure a healthy planet and soil for the next generation of farmers and families matters, too.

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About Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is a unique food-trading company. This worker coop works to develop a noncapitalist people-centered food system in contrast to much larger profit-centered food-trading companies like Walmart, Kraft, Nestle, and more.

Equal Exchange brings food justice and integrity to the US family table. Uniquely, Equal Exchange endorses organic and sustainable farming practices and democratic and worker-owned farming cooperatives. The result is high-quality coffee, tea, chocolate, and other basic foods. The most recent development has been to encourage farmers who work with regenerative growing techniques to improve soil conditions.

For more information about the amazing work of Equal Exchange check out their blog here.

Just Food Hub’s mission is to complement the exemplary work of Equal Exchange by forming a compatible community distribution venture offering Equal Exchange food basics directly to organizations and small businesses across New England.

 

About Our Founders

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Politically active from birth, Sue Morris has passionately supported the United Farm Workers, unions, Civil Rights, organic and regenerative agriculture, breastfeeding, asylum seekers, and many other principles. Sue’s vision to converge her passion for progressive politics with food justice prompted the creation of the Just Food Hub pioneering project in May, 2021. Having just recently retired from full-time work, Sue was itching to try out the idea of a business that promoted Equal Exchange food with fundraising for local community organizations. Just Food Hub is a unique community distributor of ethically sourced food unlike any other businesses in the food industry. Sue realized she likes shopkeeping, so her job is to be in charge of ordering, warehousing, and bookkeeping. She is ready to ensure your orders are prepared and delivered quickly, without haste and on a regular basis. Her experience as an administrator and bookkeeper, alongside her love of the food from Equal Exchange, makes for a well-informed and efficient shopkeeper skill set. Just Food Hub provides an opportunity to expand and develop local community awareness and enjoyment of ethically sourced foods. Sue is delighted to find a way to collaborate with Equal Exchange, bringing progressive politics to the fore with food at the heart of the exchange in her community. Sue is mother to 5 adult children: 2 have organic farms, one runs the Farm to Ballet program, one runs the Vermont Donor Milk Center, and one is a craft entrepreneur. Sue is grandmother to 14 beautiful people.

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Siouxsie Cooper does the marketing and sales for Just Food Hub. She is ready to talk with you and answer your fundraising needs or small store inquiry into food justice and quality organic food basics. She is ready to help you fulfill your growing community’s demand for ethically grown worker-owned and delicious food orders. Siouxsie comes from a farming background, and has worked in sales and marketing in the food industry for more than 5 years. She is excited and inspired by the unique mission of Just Food Hub and its work alongside the pioneering work of Equal Exchange. She says, “Sue’s vision has given me an incredible opportunity to help change the world, you can’t say that about many jobs and projects. I believe in the Just Food Hub mission and I know our team can make it happen. We are so excited about bringing Equal Exchange’s wonderful food to a wider audience and help raise funds for community projects too. It’s an awesome project!”  Contact Siouxsie for more information and how Just Food Hub can assist your project by helping you raise funds for your nonprofit or align your small business with the values of authentic fair trade, sustainable farming, cooperative worker ownership, and quality food. Siouxsie teaches dance, makes art work, and enjoys growing her own food. She has a doctorate in dance ethnography and social sciences.