An inspirational look at the dedicated and passionate members of the HFC community who are driving us to opening day.

Meet Lily Todd


When and why did you become an owner of HFC?

I joined in March of 2020. I wanted to join years earlier than that but didn’t have the financial ability to do so. Part of my elevator speech at the booth is that I found my love for food co-ops when in college in Bellingham, Wa. I worked at Fred Meyers as a grocery cashier but would shop at the co-op.

Tell us a little about you.

I am a single mother of 2 teen boys, High School Special Ed. Teacher, Master Recycler, and Social Justice advocate. In my spare time, I like to snuggle my guinea pigs and meet my cat’s demands for pets, food, and attention. I also love to be outdoors – either camping, gardening or just hanging out in my backyard.

In what way(s) do you volunteer for HFC and what do you enjoy about this experience(s)?

I started out volunteering as an Events Assistant as I love throwing a good party! I got involved at the booth last year and really enjoyed the Tuesday Night markets by meeting a different crowd than you see on the weekend mornings. These days I’m the Volunteer (Cooperating) Market Manager for HFC. I wrangle the “cool cats” into making the Saturday Downtown, Sunday Orenco, and Tuesday Night Market booths happen. I also have been excited to add a few other non-market events this summer!