Working to Build Community and Bring Good Food to Bushwick
 
 

Our Mission:

Nourish.

We provide healthy, responsible and reasonably priced foods, while supporting farmers and companies that grow and distribute food in an ethical and sustainable manner. All are welcome!

 
 
 
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Our Products

The goal of the Bushwick Food Coop is to bring affordable and sustainably produced items to Bushwick and our surrounding areas. We strive to source products that are ethical, organic, and/or local.

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Our Impact

A community health report in 2015 revealed that 28% of Bushwick residents are obese and 13% have diabetes, ranking higher than any other Brooklyn or New York City community*. It is the mission of the Bushwick Food Coop to reduce these numbers across our community, but we can't do it alone - consider becoming a member today! 

 

2+

thousand members served

We've only just begun to service Bushwick's 114,134 community members*. When you join as a member, you will be helping to create positive & sustainable change in our underserved community.

 

9+

years serving bushwick

With 30% of Bushwick residents living below the poverty level & 55% experiencing a rent burden*, it is vital that our Coop continue to serve our neighborhood with affordable local and organic foods.

 
 

15+

Thousand fruits+veggies sold

Ranked among the worst of New York City communities for healthy living*, Bushwick's need for access to healthy foods is vital to reducing health related illness & death.

 
 

Our Programs

Access is a key tenet of our Coop, we offer several ways for our community members to access healthy, local & organic products for them and their families. Below are brief introductions to the programs we offer, to learn more on how to join, please click below.

 

non-member shopping

Unlike other coops, we invite non-members to shop at our Coop. Non-members pay an 83% mark-up, compared to just 30% for members. While we encourage everyone who shops with us to become a member, non-member sales are a generous way to support the endeavors of the Coop.
 

household membership

We are currently working on providing a household membership to our community to make it easy for you and your family to access the Coop. Please check back with us, as we plan to roll out this membership in early 2018.

single-person membership

As a member of the Coop, you will be able to access our products at a low 30% wholesale mark-up. In exchange, an investment in the Coop of a set fee + consistent work hours each month grants you lifetime access to all of the Coop's products including special orders. Financial assistance is available, please read below. 
 

financial assistance

We accept EBT in store for purchases whether you're a member or non-member. In addition, members who can provide proof of government assistance may request a reduced investment fee & fee schedule for both Single & Household Memberships.

 
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A gem in Bushwick. Highest quality produce in the neighborhood by far, great bulk goods, great everything else and all responsibly sourced. After a few trips the staff know members by name. Not the usual high speed dash through Whole Foods. Moral of the story, join the coop!


David Fintell
member since 2017

 

 
 

Get Involved

We are always in need of member and non-member support. Since the Coop is a non-profit & member run organization, participation is key to our success and sustainability. If you're a member consider stepping up to help further the efforts of the Coop. For non-members, we hope that we can convince you to become a member with us, otherwise we greatly appreciate donations - even from our members! 😉

 

Become a member

When you're not sure how you can impact our world, how about starting with your community - join us in making an impact today!

join a committee

As a member, your voice is key to the success of the Coop. We could use your help, and the best part is we allow members to work for committees from home.

Make a Donation

Donations are an extremely useful way to help us sustain our non-profit operations. Donations assist with rent, non-member labor costs, repairs, debt, and expansion needs.