CoFED partners with young people of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to build food and land co-ops.

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.

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 and student groups interested in starting a food coop.  

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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!

  • Kresge Natural Foods Coop at UC Santa Cruz

  • Berkeley Student Food Collective

  • Down to Earth in Newark, Delaware

  • The Sonder Market at UNC-Chapel Hill

  • The Shakedown Café at Pitzer College

  • Maryland Food Collective

  • Real Food Coop at Cal Poly State

  • Rose City Coffee Coop at Earlham College

  • UCLA Student Food Coop

  • Isla Cart at UC Santa Barbara

  • Rad Dish Cafe at Temple University

  • Greenleaf Coffee Coop at Guilford 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

  • People's Market at U Mass Amherst

  • UW Student Food Collective

  • 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