Food co-ops are all about better food, stronger communities and a healthier world.  They have a big impact on their communities and local foods.  It’s because co-ops are owned and governed by member-shoppers and rooted in principles like community, voluntary and open membership, economic participation and cooperation.

The study, Healthy Foods Healthy Communities: The Social and Economic Impacts of Food Co-ops, quantifies the impact food co-ops have as compared to conventional grocery stores: