Let's Study! Municipal Food System Efforts, Are They for Co-ops?

By Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (other events)

Wednesday, March 27 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

As consumer-owned grocery stores, food co-ops strive to provide access to affordable, healthy, sustainably-produced, and culturally-appropriate food for the communities the co-op serves.   In this workshop, we’ll hear from members of the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) and review FPAC's 2018  Platform as a case study for how food systems work is being mapped out at the municipal level.   

In small and large group discussions, attendees will consider:

  • How do the activities of the Philadelphia region’s food co-ops intersect with, differ, and could/do inform the platform?
  • What can we learn from FPAC’s platform?  
  • do food co-ops need a voice at this and comparable tables? 

This workshop is geared to food co-op member owners and leaders (managers, board members, food access/justice committee members).  Please RSVP in advance as sessions are capped at 20 and tend to fill quickly.

One Art Community Center is not wheelchair accessible.  All gender bathrooms are available and accessible.  If you need childcare or interpretation, please send an email to [email protected] by March 20th. Attendees agree to possibly having their photograph taken and their likeness used in future promotional materials.  If you do not want your photo used, please let a PACA staff member know when you attend the event. 


The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a cooperative whose members are co-ops in the Philadelphia region. PACA is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to growing the cooperative economy.  Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the Philadelphia region by supporting democratically organized businesses, promoting the principles of the international cooperative movement, and growing the cooperative economy.
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