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!

  • Berkeley Student Food Collective

  • The Sonder Market at UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Down to Earth in Newark, Delaware

  • Kresge Natural Foods Coop at UC Santa Cruz

  • Rad Dish Cafe at Temple University

  • Isla Cart at UC Santa Barbara

  • Real Food Coop at Cal Poly State

  • Greenleaf Coffee Coop at Guilford College

  • 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

  • The Rusty Nail at Lewis & Clark College

  • Mixed Nuts at Hampshire 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