South Philly is home to many citywide favorites, and now Philadelphians can head to the home-grown neighborhood to check out a true labor of love from that community. The South Philly Food Co-op opened its doors at the end of 2020 after a decade of efforts from community members and is offering locals a way to give back deliciously.
A new grocery store in town opened its doors this week to help bring residents of all income levels access to fresh and local groceries.
The South Philly Food Co-op offers fresh produce from more than 20 hyper-local vendors from Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.
General manager Lori Burge said it took volunteers 10 years of organizing and fundraising to open the store. The grand opening was slated to take place earlier this year but was delayed due to the pandemic.
South Philly Food Co-Op (SPFC), the community-owned grocery store, made its much anticipated debut on Wednesday, December 23 at noon after ten years of careful planning and construction. Conveniently located at 2031 S. Juniper Street, just north of Snyder Avenue, the store will focus on providing fresh, local, and sustainable products at affordable prices to the neighborhood. After its grand opening on Wednesday, they will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC), a community-owned full-service grocery store, makes its official debut on Dec. 23 at 12 p.m., following 10 years of collective organizing, fundraising and volunteerism, and nine months into a challenging pandemic. The store will serve as a community hub providing South Philly residents of all income levels access to fresh, local and sustainable groceries.