Mission & Values

Mission & Values

Welcome to Bethlehem Co-op Market, your community-owned cooperative grocery store in the Lehigh Valley. More than just an average grocery store, we are dedicated to fostering a healthier, stronger, and more inclusive community through the power of good food.

Our Mission

At Bethlehem Co-op Market, our mission is to bring a fresh perspective to grocery shopping. We aim to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of our diverse community by providing as much access as we can to nutritious, affordable, and locally sourced food, promoting community ownership and environmental stewardship.

But we’re more than just a grocery store. We’re not just filling carts—we’re filling hearts. Our market is a hub for education, outreach, and empowerment, committed to sustainability and inclusivity.

We live our mission every day through our commitment to provide the community with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

Our Values

Our values guide everything we do at Bethlehem Co-op Market, reflecting our commitment to being an empowering, inclusive, and welcoming force in the Lehigh Valley community.

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    Acceptance: We welcome everyone with open arms and respect.
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    Community: We believe there’s power in working together to achieve common goals and standing together to support each other.
  • 3

    Accessibility: We strive to make nutritious food available to all, regardless of income or background.

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    Inclusion: We celebrate diversity and ensure all voices are heard.
  • 5

    Equity: We are dedicated to fairness and justice in all our practices.

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    Empathy: We listen, understand, and respond to the needs of our community.

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    Education: We provide resources and learning opportunities that empower.

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    Sustainability: We protect the environment today for a better tomorrow.

By the community, for the community. Shop as you are at Bethlehem Co-op Market.

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