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South Philly Food Co-Op Inches Closer

February 22, 2011 -The South Philly Food Co-op, an initiative that started last April, is holding a community meeting on March 21st to report their progress after almost a year of planning and answer any questions. The Co-op, which recently received a $1,000 donation from Ignite Philly, hopes to open a community-owned cooperative grocery story in South Philadelphia by 2012 where members can own a share and have a say in the store’s dealings. Their aim is to encourage sustainability and provide affordable and quality locally-sourced foods through a community effort.South_Philly_Co_Op_inches_closer.jpg

Committee members of the Co-op’s Steering, Outreach, and Legal/Finance departments will be at the meeting to answer any questions. The meeting will be held at the Neumann-Goretti High School auditorium, on 11th and Moore, and will run from 7-8:30PM. The South Philly Food Co-op is also surveying the Philadelphia public to get their opinions on starting a food co-op. Any questions can also be directed to southphillyfoodcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.