Welcome to the Dill Pickle
Your neighborhood grocery store, open to all!
The co-op will close a little early this Saturday: 8pm, for our semi-annual staff appreciation gathering. Shop early and get out there to enjoy these beautiful summer nights!
CALL FOR CANDIDATES: The Dill Pickle is looking for new leadership!
Dill Pickle Owners,
The Election Committee is happy to announce the kick-off of our 2014 Annual Election for The Dill Pickle Board of Directors! This is an exciting time of year! As elected representatives of the Owners, our nine-seat Board of Directors is responsible for seeing The Dill Pickle Food Co-op fulfill its mission of offering healthy food choices and the benefits of cooperative practice to build a vibrant local community and a more sustainable world. Read the full job description here. Click here to apply.
Kasia Paprocki (2009-10): “What excited me the most about joining the board of directors was what I knew the Dill Pickle would mean to the Logan Square community. To me, joining the board to build the DP meant having an opportunity to help shape the community in a new and important way. Logan Square is such an exciting neighborhood - diverse, vibrant, and with tons of potential, thanks to the enthusiasm and investment of so many passionate groups and individuals. Being part of that was what motivated me to join the board.”
Join us on Monday evening for drinks and learn how holding a rainy day fund with Self-Help Credit Union can have a big impact on community development in Chicago.
Monday, July 7th, 7-8pm
The Heroes Who Saved Chicago's Immigrant Homeowners: An unusual grassroots partnership rescued a local bank and made avoiding foreclosure its No.1 priority. (Read the full story in the National Journal.)
When a community bank on the Southwest side of Chicago was on the verge of failing in 2012, The Resurrection Project invited Self-Help to come to Chicago fearing that the auction of 1,100 mortgages would have exposed mostly Latino homeowners to increased foreclosure risk. Now one of the largest community development financial institutions serving immigrant communities, Self-Help has already begun offering new mortgage loans and financial products for residents of Cook County and continues to use its lending experience to promote policy changes through The Center for Responsible Lending, which advocates for protecting families from abusive financial practices at both the state and federal levels.
CREDIT UNIONS ARE COOPERATIVES!A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, that provides services intended to support community development or sustainable international development on a local level. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
SERVING PEOPLE, NOT PROFIT.
Credit unions differ from mainstream banks and other financial institutions in that those who have accounts in the credit union are its members and owners, and they elect their board of directors in a one-person-one-vote system regardless of amount invested.
Join us for our monthly potluck gathering outdoors on the boulevard (Logan & Whipple) after the Logan Square Farmers Market on Sunday, June 22nd from 5-8pm. Bring a smile and a dish to share, and a lawn game if you're keen. BYOB. Friends, family, and neighbors of all ages welcome!
Cycle to work from June 13-20th!
The Dill Pickle staff & owners will join more than 7,000 people at 450 local workplaces for this year's Bike Commuter Challenge hosted by the Active Transportation Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization that works throughout Chicagoland to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit while engaging people in healthy and active ways to get around.
Sign up to log your miles and help us represent our co-op's commitment to healthy lifestyles and sustainable transportation! You don’t have to bike all the way every day -- just biking to your local bus or train stop counts. Nearly 20% of participants will be commuting on two wheels for the first time!