Anabel’s Grocery provides fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all Cornell students. Through our store and educational programs, we provide information about the connection between quality food, health, justice and sustainability. By collaborating with diverse student organizations and local food producers, our student-run, nonprofit food store is a learning lab dedicated to creating an equitable and ecologically-sound food system.
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise housed within the Center for Transformative Action CTA), an independent, education-based nonprofit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with Cornell University. As a project of CTA, Anabel’s does not have separate legal standing and is required to uphold CTA’s policies and procedures as determined by the CTA Executive Director and the CTA board of directors. CTA’s board of directors is legally responsible for all our activities. As part of CTA’s organizational structure, we have an advisory board that supports our student-led team by offering strategic and programmatic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising support. Once a month, advisory board members join the student team’s All-Staff meeting.
The student team is comprised of three committees: People and Operations, Purchasing, Sales, and Product Promotion, and Public Relations and Education. A member of the People and Operations Committee is designated to be the liaison to the advisory board. A member of the Purchasing, Sales and Product Promotion Committee is designated to be the liaison to CTA’s Executive Director and Operations Director. And, a member of the Public Relations and Education Committee is designated to be the liaison to AEM 3385: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship, a required course for all new team members.
We are committed to fostering Food Justice, Inclusivity, Equity, Community, and hands-on Learning. The following Seven Agreements guide how we work together and for our community.