We’ve been following along with the South Philly Food Co-op‘s efforts to start a grocery store since Passyunk Post first began in 2012. That’s a long time, isn’t it? The organization is still working towards finding a location and making this store a reality, and they’re doing better than ever.
We shared with you the results of membership meeting in the fall with some information on the co-op’s plans moving forward. If you want some updated news on the organization, on Wednesday, May 25 the South Philly Food Co-op is hosting a spring membership meeting with plenty of interesting updates on the agenda.
This meeting will go over the results of a product preference survey released in the fall that was completed by more than 160 South Philly residents, including members and non-members. Also expect to hear an update on the organization’s financial situation. The co-op recently won a $5,000 grant from the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, so they’re doing pretty well.
The meeting will include the board of directors election, which co-op members will be able to vote on. Unable to attend the meeting? Members can fill out an absentee ballot here.
The co-op is also expected to announce a new partnership, which they’re calling “buzzworthy.” In addition to some free treats from that new partnership, if you attend you’ll also be able to enjoy some sweet tamales and heirloom, organic popcorn from Lancaster farmer Tom Culton, in partnership with South Philly Barbacoa.
The meeting is open to members and non-members. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. The event is being hosted at the East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street. Want to know more? Here’s the Facebook event page.