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.

Join The Movement

Are you throwing down for food sovereignty, sustainability and social justice? Join us to grow the movement. 

CoFED is a member-led international network of student-run food coops all across the US and Canada. When your coop becomes a CoFED member, you'll join a diverse community of people who share your values of food sovereignty, sustainability and social justice. CoFED members support each other to "Think globally, act locally", working together to build power across individual campuses and grow the new economy.

Become a Member!

CoFED membership costs $100/year and includes these fancy benefits:

  • Access to Members Portal, with online student-centered resources such as business plan templates and bulk buying guides
  • Connections to CoFED’s national network of mentors, supporters, and other food coops
  • Priority review for Summer Coop Academy
  • 10% discount on all CoFED programming (such as the Summer Co-op Academy)
  • Eligibility to nominate 1 member representative to CoFED’s Student Steering Committee 

Membership is open to:

  • Student food coops 
  • Student groups interested in starting a food coop 
Free Intake Consultation Become a Member


Students are reclaiming the food system through cooperation. Projects range from long-established to just-getting-started and take many forms: food carts, grocery stores, catering, cafés, bulk buying clubs, and CSAs. Check out some student coops words and images shared below. Don't see your coop here? Get in touch to add your profile!

  • The Sonder Market at UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Down to Earth in Newark, Delaware

  • Berkeley Student Food Collective

  • Kresge Natural Foods Coop at UC Santa Cruz

  • Isla Cart at UC Santa Barbara

  • Greenleaf Coffee Coop at Guilford College

  • Rad Dish Cafe at Temple University

  • Real Food Coop at Cal Poly State

  • Maryland Food Collective

  • UCLA Student Food Coop

  • The Shakedown Café at Pitzer College

  • Rose City Coffee Coop at Earlham College

  • Roots Cafe at SUNY Binghamton

  • El Table at Wellesley College

  • Loaded Ladle at Dalhousie University

  • Mixed Nuts at Hampshire College

  • The Rusty Nail at Lewis & Clark College

  • Flaming Eggplant Cafe at The Evergreen State College

  • Earth Foods at U Mass Amherst

  • UW Student Food Collective

  • People's Market at U Mass Amherst

  • Greeno Sub Shop at U Mass Amherst

  • Sprouts & Seedlings at U British Columbia

  • Firsthand Coffee at West Virginia University

  • Local Co-op at Wesleyan University