South Philly Food Co-Op Inches Closer

The South Philly Food Co-op, an initiative that started last April, is holding a community meeting on March 21st to report their progress after almost a year of planning and answer any questions. The Co-op, which recently received a $1,000 donation from Ignite Philly, hopes to open a community-owned cooperative grocery story in South Philadelphia by 2012 where members can own a share and have a say in the store’s dealings. Their aim is to encourage sustainability and provide affordable and quality locally-sourced foods through a community effort.

Committee members of the Co-op’s Steering, Outreach, and Legal/Finance departments will be at the meeting to answer any questions. The meeting will be held at the Neumann-Goretti High School auditorium, on 11th and Moore, and will run from 7-8:30PM. The South Philly Food Co-op is also surveying the Philadelphia public to get their opinions on starting a food co-op. Any questions can also be directed to southphillyfoodcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.

  • Mary Beth Hertz

    Thanks for the spotlight! We have been working tirelessly since April 2010 and it looks like our efforts are beginning to pay off. We can’t wait to see everyone in March at our Community Forum!

    Mary Beth Hertz
    South Philly Food Co-op Steering Committee

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