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.

The Student Network

CoFED staff serve as trainers and facilitators of a bottom-up solidarity network of student teams. They support and connect cooperatively-run food projects throughout different regions by conducting events and providing on-going support to help students make progress towards their goals. CoFED's pedagogy is based in Coop-to-Coop exchanges like coop tours, peer-mentoring calls, and skill sharing events. These teams make up the CoFED solidarity network, and together, they are creating a movement that has real impact! 

Below, explore the directory map and to the right visit your region's page to get acquainted with your fellow teams. If you would like to add your student-run food coop to the map, contact us

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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!

  • Down to Earth in Newark, Delaware

  • Kresge Natural Foods Coop at UC Santa Cruz

  • The Sonder Market at UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Berkeley Student Food Collective

  • Real Food Coop at Cal Poly State

  • Isla Cart at UC Santa Barbara

  • Greenleaf Coffee Coop at Guilford College

  • Rad Dish Cafe at Temple University

  • UCLA Student Food Coop

  • Maryland Food Collective

  • Rose City Coffee Coop at Earlham College

  • The Shakedown Café at Pitzer 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

  • Earth Foods at U Mass Amherst

  • Flaming Eggplant Cafe at The Evergreen State College

  • People's Market at U Mass Amherst

  • UW Student Food Collective

  • Sprouts & Seedlings at U British Columbia

  • Greeno Sub Shop at U Mass Amherst

  • Firsthand Coffee at West Virginia University

  • Local Co-op at Wesleyan University