A GROCERY STORE OF, FOR, AND BY THE PEOPLE!
WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to build a co-op grocery store that makes quality local food accessible to the community: “Kennett Community Grocer” (KCG).
KCG will be a member-owned, one-stop grocery store/community space providing Kennett Square with nutritious and delicious food, create living-wage jobs, and provide access to healthful nutrition education. We have a clear mission, passionate Member-Owners, and overwhelming community support to open a food co-op for all residents which can build and sustain the power of "local."
WHY HERE? WHY NOW? WHY A FOOD CO-OP?
Food options in Kennett Square are largely limited to big box grocery stores, whose products travel thousands of miles to reach their shelves. We are surrounded by farmers and local food producers, and we'd like to support them and help make their products (and other grocery essentials) more easily available to all area residents. Also, we are focused on community, bringing our neighbors together and providing a welcoming space for all.
Your participation and membership are essential to bringing this concept to life! It's worked all over the United States and throughout our area (Swarthmore Co-op, Weavers Way Co-op, Mariposa Food Co-op, South Philly Food Co-op). By joining this effort and becoming a member-owner, you join other area residents and neighbors who are dedicated to seeing a new, better grocery experience here in Kennett Square.
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HOW WE GOT HERE
Following the passionate community meeting several years ago that was full of support for this dream, KCG has grown thanks to the efforts of a strong group of Member-Owners who are hard at work as volunteers, board members, committee workers, and food producers – all ready to walk through the doors of the Kennett area’s own food co-op. We can already smell the bulk spices and envision the shelves full of locally-sourced groceries in the storefront we work to bring this vision to life! And many of us have gotten a wonderful taste of what’s to come through the KCG Co-op Boxes of local produce on sale for the first time in 2022!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are actively recruiting volunteers to help our Board of Directors and staff our committees! Learn more and register to help!