On behalf of the South Philly Food Co-op we would like to invite you to be a sponsor for the 5th Annual South Philadelphia Garden Tour held on Saturday - September 12th 2015.

About the South Philly Food Co-op:

SPFC is a local organization with a mission to open a member-owned cooperative grocery store. We aim to provide affordable and nutritious food to all residents of South Philadelphia while empowering the local community through sustainable practices, food-centric education, outreach, and community building.

We are currently five years old, 600+ members strong, and looking for grocery store locations now! To learn more about the South Philly Food Co-op, please visit our website and facebook page.

About the Garden Tour:

On Saturday - September 12th, 2015 - we will host the Fifth Annual South Philadelphia Garden Tour. We organize a spectacular showcase of private and community gardens on a self-guided ticketed tour featuring 12-20 unique locations. This year we focus on the gardens of a unique blend of neighborhoods including Newbold, Point Breeze, and parts of Graduate Hospital (Snyder to South, Broad to 23rd Streets). Our Garden Tour Hub will start at Julian Abele Park. Check out an amazing video of last year's Garden Tour here.

About Sponsorship:

South Philadelphia Garden Tour is the Co-op's single largest fundraising effort of the year. To make this event a success, we seek partner organizations and businesses like yours to join as a Garden Tour Sponsor. We have levels ranging from $100-$1,000+ with a variety of benefits that you will see on the attached Sponsorship Opportunities sheet. This is an opportunity to reach over 200 attendees of the Garden Tour, 600+ members of the South Philly Food Co-op, and the Philadelphia community at large.

What To Do Next?:

Consider joining us as a sponsor of the Fifth Annual South Philadelphia Garden Tour and join us in the goal of opening a member-owned grocery store! To be included on all materials, we ask that you return your pledge of sponsorship by Wednesday - July 1st. Please email your commitment or any questions to: sponsorship@southphillyfoodcoop.org

Is Your Household a South Philly Food Co-op member yet?

If not, think about becoming one. Your first member equity payment can be as low as $25 and provides you with all sorts of benefits with our Shop South Philly partners. Read more about membership here

Is your business a Shop South Philly partner yet?

If not, think about becoming one. Our Shop South Philly program offers a symbiotic relationship between local businesses and local shoppers. Read more about the Shop South Philly program here.

Thank you in advance! We really look forward to your participation.

Martin Brown
South Philly Food Co-op - Program and Events Committee