We are excited to launch our owner-membership campaign! Come out and invest in a community owned and operated grocery store for east of the river communities.
RSVP for the owner-membership campaign launch meetup here:
Community Grocery Cooperative is comprised of community members within the DMV with the goal of opening and operating collectively owned grocery stores in food desserts. Our current focus is on the areas East of the River in Washington DC, Wards 7 and 8. Although we don’t yet have a physical location we are currently working to gather a financial foundation as we continue to gain support throughout the community and bring people together to make this dream a reality.
In the Nation’s Capital there are 70,000 residents in all 8 Wards. Ward 6 has a total of 11 grocery stores and yet Wards 7 and 8 combined only have 3. There is a clear need for food access in these wards and while the East of the River region has been split into 2 wards it is clear that they both are one region with the same issues of low access to food, poor health and low employment opportunities. With many food desserts existing Community Grocery Cooperative is working to transform Wards 7 and 8 by providing resources residents need to be proactive in securing better health, wealth and sustainability for the community.