Foods Co Opens
The Foods Co store at Foothill Square held their grand opening on March 26th, 2014!
Speakers included Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Vice Mayor Larry Reid, Foods Co president Bryan Kaltenbach and store manager Eric Trempel.
Bryan Kaltenbach, President of Foods Co
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan
Foods Co gave $15,000 away during the grand opening.
A Castlemont High School band entertained the crowd.
During the ceremony Foods Co gave away $15,000 to local schools and non-profits, $2,500 each to Castlemont High School, Youth Uprising, Ile Omode school, Grass Valley Elementary, Elevate Oakland, and Elmhurst Community Prep School.
Foods Co made a concerted effort to hire people within the community and many of the 175 new employees are from Oakland.
The doors opened at 8 AM and despite it being a rainy weekday many people streamed in to do some shopping.
Besides a full-service meat & seafood department, the Foods Co offers baked goods, an organic produce section and flowers. Food to-go includes party platters, rotisserie chicken, salads and salsa.
Shoppers at the meat counter.
A shopper in the produce department.
Fresh crab in the seafood section
The produce department has certified organic options.