KYW | New South Philly co-op focuses on bringing local food to community
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.
Read the full article by Antionette Lee.
Passyunk Post | South Philly Food Co-op Opens December 23rd (yes really)
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.
Read the full article by Jeannette Armstrong in the 'Passyunk Post'.
Progressive Grocer | South Philly Food Co-op is in Business at Last
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.
Read the full article by Bridget Goldschmidt in 'Progressive Grocer'.
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'.