Many Hands Food Co-op

 Mission Statement

Establishing a local business to fight the food
desert in Binghamton’s North Side neighborhood

Project Leader

Neil Grant

Founded

2017

Contact

ngrant7@binghamton.edu

Project Description

The Many Hands Food Co-op (MHFC) project is creating a community-owned grocery store for the food-underserved North Side neighborhood in Binghamton. The North Side is considered a food desert by the USDA and has lacked a proper grocery or market for over 20 years now. A cooperative model allows the store to be owned by its members. Decisions about the direction of the store are made democratically. The MHFC aims to help revitalize the North Side community and Binghamton area by providing healthy food at a low cost along with creating jobs and purchasing from local farmers and producers. Right now, the MHFC project is developing a member base through community and student outreach, applying to grants, and in search of a location for the store. The co-op will be ready to open in the fall of 2020!

 

Many Hands Food Co-op

 Mission Statement

Establishing a local business to fight the food desert in Binghamton’s North Side neighborhood

Project Leader

Neil Grant

Founded

2017

Contact

ngrant7@binghamton.edu

Project Description

The Many Hands Food Co-op (MHFC) project is creating a community-owned grocery store for the food-underserved North Side neighborhood in Binghamton. The North Side is considered a food desert by the USDA and has lacked a proper grocery or market for over 20 years now. A cooperative model allows the store to be owned by its members. Decisions about the direction of the store are made democratically. The MHFC aims to help revitalize the North Side community and Binghamton area by providing healthy food at a low cost along with creating jobs and purchasing from local farmers and producers. Right now, the MHFC project is developing a member base through community and student outreach, applying to grants, and in search of a location for the store. The co-op will be ready to open in the fall of 2020!