Using food as a force for good—at our tables, in our community, and for our planet.
Who We Are
Slated to open in 2017, the South Philly Food Co-op will be South Philadelphia’s only community-owned grocery store. The Co-op will serve as our neighborhood’s source for fresh, whole, real food. More than that, we will be a hub for community and food-centric education, south of South, river to river.
The Co-op is cooperatively owned and democratically controlled by a growing community of South Philly neighbors (you can become a member-owner today!). By leveraging our combined purchasing power, we are taking ownership of our local economy and keeping our hard-earned dollars right here at home. You won’t find any phony baloney at our store; we keep it real, sharing honest information about our values, our products, and our prices.
Our shared beliefs will guide us as we stock the shelves of the Co-op. You’ll find food you can trust to be good for your health and our planet, prioritizing fairly-traded and sustainably-produced products free of harmful additives or chemicals. Whenever possible, we’ll buy direct from local farmers and food-makers, because we believe in supporting our neighbors. And the Co-op will be open to everyone—not just members—because we believe that all people have a place at our table.
The best thing about cooperative ownership is that when the community speaks, the Co-op listens. We’ll continually evolve our product mix and programs to reflect the needs (and wants!) of the membership, and the voices of our neighbors. By working together, we believe we can make a meaningful contribution to a thriving, healthy community and a sustainable planet through the power of food.
- South Philly is an awesome place to call home.
- A vibrant community embraces people from all walks of life.
- Healthy, wholesome food should be accessible to all.
- Our food choices have an impact on the people and world around us.
- Investing in our community has the power to make a big impact.
- The fewer miles food has to travel, the better.
- We are more than just a store.