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FSR | South Philly Food Co-op to Open December 23rd

South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC), a community-owned, full-service grocery store will open on Wednesday, December 23 at 12 PM, after 10 years of collective organizing, fundraising and volunteerism and nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges the current landscape brings. A community hub providing South Philly residents of all income levels access to fresh, local, and sustainable groceries, the store will embrace SPFC’s mission and use “Food as a Force for Good” daily.

Read the full article in 'FSR Magazine'.



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A first look at the South Philly Food Co-op, opening next week after a 10-year wait

For some members of the South Philly Food Co-op, next Wednesday might feel like a day that would never happen. The full-service grocery store will finally open its doors to shoppers, 10 years after its inception.

A whole lot of planning, fund-raising, surveying, and organizing went into this moment — a backstory the Inquirer has covered before, for the SPFC and area co-ops in general — so instead we’ll address what anyone would want to know after a decade of waiting for a local grocery store to open: What can I buy, and when can I buy it?

Read the full article by Jenn Ladd in 'The Philadelphia Inquirer'.



South Philly Co-op Looks to Open This Month

Despite COVID-related delays and re-imposed restrictions in Philadelphia through the new year, South Philly Food Co-op is still looking to open later this month, according to recent communications from Lori Burge, SPFC’s general manager.

Read the full article by Karen Plourde in Weavers Way Co-op's 'The Shuttle'.