The rise of food co-ops in big city communities of color


Minneapolis-based Seward Community Co-op worked with local artists to create murals honoring Black lives after the brutal killing of George Floyd. [photo: Seward Community Co-op]
“Creativity and love fuel co-ops like Seward Community Co-op, which continue to support their communities in tangible ways during times of crisis. Persistent food insecurity has turned the spotlight on food co-ops, particularly in communities of color. Across America, nearly 400 retail food co-ops are open for business and another 100 are in development. When a business is owned by the people who use it and is closely tied to the community in which it operates, feeding people means a lot more than selling food.”

Read the full article by Stuart Reid, Executive Director of the Food Co-op Initiative, here:



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