What Makes a Food Co-op Different?

Answer

A food co-op is different from a regular grocery store in its reinvestment of profit back into the community and mission to promote the health and viability of the local economy.

The average food co-op:

  • sources 80% of their stock from local farms and purveyors
  • pays above average wage
  • promotes sustainability measures for a greener planet – like recycling, composting, and reduced waste
  • donates 13% of profits to charity