CoFED is growing the movement of future food co-op leaders.
Since launching nationally in the Fall of 2010 with support from Michael Pollan, Bill McKibben, and many others, CoFED has worked with over 40 student teams starting or operating cooperative, sustainable food ventures on their campus. In addition to supporting this ongoing work on university campuses, we’re conducting a pilot program to support healthy food access and enterprise development training at community colleges.
Mission and values
CoFED cultivates a sustainable, community-oriented culture through college campuses. We support and equip emerging leaders to become active owners of thriving, cooperatively-run food enterprises.
We strive to incorporate the values of cooperation, empowerment, transparency, joy, and impact in our work.
Meet the wonderful people that make CoFED work - our staff and Board of Directors.
We’ve been selected as one of the world’s top 5 ideas in sustainable food on Forbes, received media attention from Civil Eats, Good Magazine, and The Atlantic, and been called “competition” by the leading fast-food industry magazine. See our media coverage to see what others say about CoFED.
Keep up with CoFED through our new blog! See pictures of student teams, read about events, and stay up to date with the latest and greatest.