Come Grow with Us. . .
Now over 1300 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
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.
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.
Whether ‘in person’ or virtual, we 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 1300+ 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 construction has begun on 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 transparency so you know how your food was produced
Offer good jobs with fair wages
Stimulate the local economy by supporting nearby farmers and producers
Operate a full-service grocery store open to the public
Offer community-focused educational classes
WHAT IS A
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.
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.
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.
Here’s how to get in touch with us:
Bethlehem Food Co-Op
P.O. Box 58
Bethlehem, PA 18016