CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.


Thank you for helping support the next generation of cooperators and building this thriving movement! 

As students plan, organize, and create change on their college campuses, we’d like to ensure their efforts are supported with a network of expertise! Mentors are people who would like to give advice to student organizers and CoFED staff in areas of food, cooperatives, grassroots organizing, business, and leadership development. Check out who is in each region's Mentor Network through each region's page

The Commitment:  

We ask for your light, occasional support to student teams, drawing on your experience. This might consists of a few short calls or brief emails for a maximum of 2 hours per month. Students come to CoFED staff looking for advice and resources, and if a little extra problem-solving help is needed, we can connect students to people in the Mentors Network with matching expertise. Mentors can act as local, professional coaches to students' learning and development as young leaders in this movement.

To apply, please fill out the form below. 


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