Join us on Juniper
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. Our store will be at 2031 S. Juniper Street, steps from three commercial corridors—Passyunk Avenue, Snyder Avenue, and Broad Street—and just one block from the Broad Street Line.
Our goal is to open this year, and there are many ways that you can help make the store a reality.
As a member-owner, you play a key role in building the Co-op community and changing the local food landscape. To capitalize the Co-op and transform this empty space into a fully stocked grocery store, we need to raise $1 million—and our member-owners are key to that success.
Member-owners receive perks such as discounts in the store, and right now, member-owners have exclusive access to discounts and specials at dozens of local businesses through the Shop South Philly program. Moreover, member-owners can help guide the South Philly Food Co-op’s operations through their election of the Board of Directors.
By becoming a member-owner, you will quite literally be an owner of the business. If you are already a member-owner, but have not paid in full, you can also help by completing your equity payments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
As a member-owner of the Co-op, you have the opportunity to deepen your investment in the Co-op through our Member-Owner Note Program. This kind of social investing allows our member-owners to put their money to work for the South Philly community.
Member-owner loans have served as a powerful source of capital for food co-ops across the country. As an owner of the business, making an interest-bearing loan to our Co-op is a great way to deepen your economic participation.
Member-Owner Notes start at $1,000, up to as much as you are willing to invest. You can choose your interest rate and loan term.
The Co-op could not exist without our member-owners, and that includes the generous contribution of your time! We are looking for volunteers to support our communications, membership drive, and fundraising. Sign up to volunteer to learn more.
4. Work with Us
We're currently hiring for managers and clerks and cashiers to help open our store this fall. Learn more and apply here.