The South Philly Food Co-op is a community of South Philadelphia residents who are working together to open a grocery store that uses food as a force for good. Slated to open in 2017, the Co-op will bring fresh, whole, sustainable (and lots of local!) foods at fair prices to the heart of our neighborhood. More than that, the Co-op will be a hub for community and food-centric education, south of South, river to river. By leveraging our combined purchasing power and keeping control local, we believe we can make a meaningful contribution to a thriving, healthy community and a sustainable planet through the power of food.


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  • Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors is responsible for leading the Co-op and guiding the organization. They have been elected by the member-owners to act on their behalf. The Board is committed to absorbing the membership’s needs and wants, with a goal of making the best possible decisions for the organization as a whole.
  • Shop South Philly!

    Shop South Philly offers exclusive discounts and specials to South Philly Food Co-op member-owners when they shop at the following locations. All you need to do is show your member card or member ID number at the following local businesses to receive your discount. (Remember to thank the businesses for their support!)
  • Timeline for Opening

    Most popular question: When will the Co-op be open? Check out this timeline for our benchmarks and to follow our progress.
  • Our Principles

    The South Philly Food Co-op is a consumer cooperative: a purchasing organization owned by and operated for the benefit of the people who use it. Cooperatives around the world are unified by the belief that the process of distributing goods and services shouldn’t be controlled by major corporations with the goal of maximizing profit. Instead, they should be owned, controlled, and directed by the consumer to serve his or her economic needs.

Using food as a force for good—at our tables, in our community, and for our planet.