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$5 Dollar Dinner

Easy. Fast. Homemade. Every Wednesday.

Every week People’s Food Co-op cooks up something good. Did you know that for the last couple of months the co-op has offered a $5 dinner every Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m.?

The response has been steadily growing since the program launched. Each store plans and cooks its own Wednesday special. Planning and meal preparation begin long before supper time. Every meal comes with an entree and a side. For examples of recent dinners see the list below.

Scott Weaver, La Crosse store manager, reports that the La Crosse store has been serving upwards of 60 meals at every event. It’s summertime: You can get it to go and picnic in the park! If you are concerned about cutting back on packaging, customers are welcome to bring their own containers to the deli for to-go orders.

On a recent evening, we caught up with La Crosse cook Blue DeBauche as she prepared Wednesday’s meal. Her favorite dinner is the Spaghetti Bolognese, made with portobello mushrooms and a mirapoix of carrots and celery.

The menu of both stores varies from week to week. People’s CEO, Lizzy Haywood, hopes the program will give folks an opportunity to try our delis’ delicious food, “It’s an easy, inexpensive way for folks to get dinner on a busy evening.”





PFC’s Blue DeBauche preparing dinner.



Past $5 Dinners have included:

Co-op’s Own™ Cajun beans and rice and green beans.
Co-op’s Own™ BBQ chicken with black beans, corn, and peas.
Co-op’s Own™ baked potato bar, with all the fixins’ (cheddar, green onions, bacon, sour cream, steamed broccoli), and corn.
Beef hot dogs with wheat buns, Co-op’s Own™ tart and tangy beans, and chips.
BBQ chicken, Fog City macaroni salad, and corn.
Co-op’s Own™ pasta quattro fromage with tart and tangy beans.
Co-op’s Own™ spaghetti with marinara, steamed veggies, and garlic bread.
Co-op’s Own™ TVP mushroom tacos and all the fixings with Mexican corn.
Co-op’s Own™ Cajun beans and rice with gluten free corn bread muffins.