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Good Food News - The Detroit People’s Food Co-op

Some of the core members working on the Detroit People’s Food Co-op.  (Photo Credit-Denerio Watkins)

Some of the core members working on the Detroit People’s Food Co-op.

(Photo Credit-Denerio Watkins)

I talk often about how folks around the country are fighting to make sure there is food for all. According to CityLab, a food co-op is being built in a predominantly black neighborhood of Detroit to do just that as well as create 20 to 40 jobs, provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs, and stimulate other aspects of the local economy, like urban farms.

The Detroit People’s Food Co-op will be part of the Detroit Food Commons, a larger community development complex being spearheaded by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. The complex will include an incubator kitchen where culinary artists and food entrepreneurs will be able to prepare foods in a licensed environment for retail and wholesale customers. The Detroit Food Commons will also include a healthy foods cafe and a space for community meetings, lectures, films, performances, and other events.

Bringing food security and jobs to an underserved community exemplifies the food-for-all concept.