Kensington Community Food Co-op

Not getting caught in the small store trap

A question we often get is, "Couldn't the Co-op have opened sooner if you went with a smaller space?"

published Letter From the GM in Blog 2018-02-01 18:29:01 -0500

Letter From the GM

Hello all, it’s Mike, the GM at your co-op. I want to start the new year by letting you know that the KCFC Board and I are committed to transparency in our endeavors to get the store opened. With that in mind, I’ll be sending out a letter to keep you aware of what’s happening: This is the first in what will be a monthly communication from me.

KCFC Awarded Grant To Reduce Barriers to Ownership for Low-Income Neighbors

KCFC has been awarded $50,000 by the Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD). This generous grant will help make the benefits of KCFC ownership more accessible to all neighbors in this service district, who may need more flexible terms to afford the $200 membership equity investment.

published Planning Saves Money in Blog 2017-10-14 13:06:20 -0400

Planning Saves Money

Putting the Planning Process into Perspective

published Groundbreaking, Now What? in Blog 2017-10-04 20:45:11 -0400

Groundbreaking, Now What?

A look into the progress made through this summer, and what's next. 

KCFC Breaks Ground on Coral St. Storefront

Groundbreaking ceremony included local news media, elected officials, project partners, and several key funders in recognition of KCFC’s accomplishment.

Announcement: KCFC Community Fund

The KCFC Community Fund will help expand ownership to all, regardless of income

published Why are we changing the logo? in Blog 2017-04-06 18:50:38 -0400

Why are we changing the logo?

Our answers to some of your burning questions

published Pick the new face of KCFC in Blog 2017-04-03 19:50:47 -0400

Pick the new face of KCFC

As we prepare to open our community-owned grocery store on Coral Street, we're refining our image. 

published We Did It in Blog 2017-04-02 19:09:06 -0400

We Did It!

In the last week of our campaign, KCFC member-owners stepped up in a big way. By raising $25,000 in member loans, we took full advantage of The Common Market's dollar-for-dollar match. This means a total of $50,000 has been secured to bring KCFC closer to opening its doors!

Matching Member Loan Program Extended!

Member loans made through March 19th will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Common Market

published Born to Run (for the Board!) in Blog 2017-02-27 20:10:30 -0500

Born to Run (for the Board!)

Board Elections will be here soon! 

We’re putting out the call to all member-owners:
Stand up, run, and make your voice heard!

The Common Market Makes Matching Loan to Help Raise $25,000 in 25 Days

New partnership helps member-owners to double their impact

KCFC Hires First General Manager

Announcing a critical staff hire on our pathway to store opening later this year

published Explore Your Store: Part 1 in Blog 2016-11-30 21:03:13 -0500

Explore Your Store: Part 1

Unveiling: The official rendering and store layout for the KCFC Coral St. storefront!

KCFC Is $350,000 Closer to Store Opening

We are thrilled to announce major project funding news:

KCFC has been awarded a $350,000 grant by the City of Philadelphia!