South Philly Food Co-op
South Philadelphia, PA
South Philadelphia’s only community-owned grocery store opened in December 2020. With a mission to use food as a force for good, South Philly Food Co-op’s new, full-service grocery store provides fresh, locally sourced foods to the community. While membership is not required to shop at SPFC, the store currently has over 1,200 members, and established a Community Equity Fund to make member-ownership accessible to individuals at varying income-levels.
Financing from the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative supported the final construction of the new, 3,333 sq. ft. grocery store. The store offers a variety of fresh food and non-perishables, sourced from the local area. SPFC is located in an accessible location near public transportation, community centers and the South Philadelphia High School.
The South Philly Food Co-op has embodied the mission of the PA FFFI bringing fresh, high-quality, affordable food to South Philadelphia.
For more information about South Philly Food Co-op visit, https://www.southphillyfood.coop/.
General Manager: Lori Burge
County: Philadelphia County
Geographical context: Urban
Date Funded: February 2020
Grant Amount: $40,000