former Blooming Prairie Foundation and Food Co-op Initiative Board Member
Allan Gallant was a galvanizing leader in food cooperatives for more than 40 years. Deeply influenced by the Civil Rights Movement, Gallant promoted minority-owned grocery stores throughout underserved communities. He will always be remembered for his commitment to food cooperatives and the communities they serve.
Congratulations, dearest Allan, on your induction to the Cooperative Hall of Fame. This honor could not be more deserved.
We are proud to be celebrating your achievements today, and miss you terribly.
Allan, all of us at Food Co-op Initiative who had the honor of working with you over the many years you championed our mission miss you, but we know your spirit is with us, inspiring us and future cooperators.
On behalf of National Co+op Grocers (NCG), its 153 food co-op members, and thousands of consumer member-owners, congratulations to Allan Gallant! Allan’s vision and leadership in support of a strong cooperative economy have helped provide an enduring legacy for countless new co-ops and co-op leaders.
Committed to Equity
Allan transformed people, businesses, and the cooperative movement for the better. Congratulations on this most deserved award!
Congratulations, Allan Gallant, on your induction into the Co-op Hall of Fame!
Thank you to all of the 2022 inductees for your inspiration and stalwart commitment and contribution to the growth and success of our movement, from the Neighboring Food Co-op Association and our member co-ops including:
Flatbush Food Co-op
Hanover Co-op Food Stores
Littleton Food Co-op
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
River Valley Co-op
Upper Valley Food Co-op
Urban Greens Co-op Market
Willimantic Food Co-op
Allan contributed so much to the well-being of individuals and communities by being a grocery retail expert. Wow, who knew that knowing how to run a successful grocery operation required such talent and that sharing that knowledge could have such positive impact on people and communities? Allan did! Columinate and its member consultants do too and salute Allan for a lifelong commitment to service.
Friends of Allan Gallant
David J. Thompson
Jeff & Nita Voltz
K. Jesse Singerman
Michelle L. Schry
Philip & Ann Gallant
Randy M. Lee
Thomas Beckett, Carolina Common Enterprise
Walden Swanson & Kate Sumberg
As a proponent of the theory that those who can read financial statements can profitably manage multi-million dollar operations, Allen merged ethical business strategies with community development using the cooperative model.
Honoring and Planning Committee
Food Co-op Initiative
Blooming Prairie Foundation