Kensington Community Food Co-op is 75% of the way to its membership goal - Generocity Philly

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Aug. 11, 2016 3:09 pm

Kensington Community Food Co-op is 75% of the way to its membership goal

Holly Logan shares the latest about the cooperative in her Around the Corner interview.

Holly Logan.

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Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


It takes a ton of time, conversation, people and money to open a cooperative business. Just ask Kensington Community Food Co-op.

Discussions about opening a member-owned food cooperative in the neighborhood began in 2008, according to KCFC President Holly Logan, and a formal board was formed two years later. The org now has over 750 member-owners to date — about 75 percent of its 1,000-person goal.

Though Logan won’t give an estimate for when the business will open, she did share lessons about how KCFC goes about recruiting member-owners — it’s a conversation, not an argument — and why it’s so essential to get community folks on board in her Around the Corner interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen.

Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

P.S. Be sure to check out the next Kensington Gardens pop-up beer garden event at KCFC’s future home this Saturday, Aug. 13.

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