Another grocery store in State College? Yes!
One that helps the community feed itself.
One that educates and supports healthy choices.
One that is run by you!
What separates the co-op from other grocery stores?
You decide what's on the shelves
Your voice counts, and you stay informed
You receive discounts and dividends
Money stays in our community
Revenues support local farmers, businesses, and artisans
Profits fund capital investments for local producers to increase production
Provide nutritious choices and education to encourage good health
Ensure accessibility and convenience for all people
How are we going to make this happen?
This is already checked off the list! With the help of cooperative consultants, the co-op examined the competition, costs, scope of products, services, and other factors. The board continues to do research to make informed decisions at every step. To learn more about what is happening in the world of start-up cooperatives, visit www.foodcoopinitiative.coop
Membership is the main source of capital. The co-op raises funds through owner-member equity, member loans and generous donations. We need a community of support! We need YOU!