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AL DÍA | How the South Philly Co-op has become a reflection of its community amid COVID-19

South Philly Food Co-op is a brand new local grocery store that offers affordable and local produce located in the heart of South Philadelphia.

It is the only community-owned grocery store in South Philly and is 10 years in the making.

"We wanted to be able to give to everyone in our community, we would have potlucks and community meetings to discuss the ongoing lack of food that some people were having, nothing was really affordable," Lori Burge, the general manager at the store.

Burge and her investors started developing ideas and hiring construction firms to build the market that was going to become a dream in itself, but unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic demolished all of those ideas in early 2020.

Read the full article by Tiffany Rivera in 'AL DÍA'.