Come Grow with Us. . .

Now over 1200 members!

Bringing a New Grocery Store to Bethlehem

at 250 E. Broad St.

Our community-owned, ‘everyone welcome’ grocery store

will be located at 250 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

 

JULY 12, 2021: Congressman Susan Wild announces $2.9 million grant

 to the City of Bethlehem, on the co-op’s behalf.

MAY 5, 2022: Ground is broken for the building we’ll occupy –
we will lease the ground floor

 

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The Bethlehem Food Co-Op is a group of neighbors working to open a community-owned, full-service grocery store in the north downtown area of Bethlehem. Our store will be open year-round to all shoppers, and will feature reasonably-priced, healthy, nutritious, locally-sourced products. Even now, we are also working to give back to our community – and support it – through educational, environmental, and social justice initiatives.

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Join Us

If this is a good time for you to
consider membership, we would love
to have you join us! Check out our membership options, including an organizational membership, low monthly installment plans of $10 or $25, and full and partial scholarships to cover the membership fee.

Help Us Grow!

We are now growing our Community Investment Fund to support the initial operations of our new store, our “Membership for All” program, and various community initiatives.   There are several ways to support us – check out the details here.

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Events


Whether ‘in person’ or virtual, w
e love to be a part of our community! We are always planning events of our own and also have our outreach table at local gatherings throughout the year. Check our Events section for all the details – we look forward to seeing you!

We are now 1200+ members strong, and  looking forward to the next exciting steps to make our store a reality!

In March 2021 we signed a lease with a developer for a property in the north downtown area of Bethlehem,  at 250 E. Broad St.

The existing structure on the site has been demolished, and ground has been broken to construct a new, four-story mixed use building. Our store will anchor the ground level, and we have a ten-year lease with the developer.

As an owner, you’ll be part of a local business that aims to:

Provide as many locally sourced and organic products as possible

Provide as many locally sourced and organic products as possible

Providing Transparency

Provide transparency so you know how your food was produced

Good Jobs, fair wages

Offer good jobs with fair wages

Stimulate Local Economy

Stimulate the local economy by supporting nearby farmers and producers

Full Service Grocery

Operate a full-service grocery store open to the public

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Offer community-focused educational classes

WHAT IS A
FOOD CO-OP

Support Your Local Co-Op

A food cooperative (or ‘co-op’) is a grocery store organized as a community-owned enterprise, rather than a private or public company. The decisions regarding its operations are determined by its members. 

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Our Community Partners

“It takes a village”, as the saying goes, and we are proud to enjoy important partnerships with other community organizations, farmers, retailers and businesses.

See the list of like-minded groups and individuals sharing our values and goals!

We are also proud members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Bethlehem Association.

Healthy Recipes

We believe in healthy eating and building community – we can do both, as well as share heritage and culture, with these favorite recipes from our members.

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Here’s how to get in touch with us:

Email: info@bethlehemfood.coop

Bethlehem Food Co-Op
P.O. Box 58
Bethlehem, PA 18016

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