Daily Groceries Co-op
Matthew Epperson is a southern cooperator based in Athens, Georgia, a college & music town of 140,000 home to R.E.M., the B-52's, the University of Georgia and Daily Groceries Co-op. He's a graduate of the Masters of Management Co-operatives and Credit Unions program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Bookkeeper for DGC. He's happily married as of September 21st, 2015, and happily graduated shortly thereafter! He's presenting with the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) on their Equity Toolkit and providing the example of a partnership between Daily Groceries Co-op and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers who visited Athens during their Behind the Braids tour in October 2016 to pressure Wendy's (the last of the major five: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King) into joining the Fair Food Program to pay farm workers a penny more per pound of tomatoes picked.