Welcome to DPFC
Mission & Purpose
The Detroit People’s Food Co-Op is a Black-led and community-owned grocery cooperative. The co-op’s purpose is to provide improved access to healthy food and food education to Detroit residents. Meeting the needs of the community is achieved through the democratic control of the co-op by its member/owners.
Food co-ops continue to be developed throughout the world as a means to increase access to healthy, sustainably grown food while building community ownership and empowerment. In the United States, many food co-ops are located in college towns or affluent communities. The Detroit People’s Food Co-op, which will be located in Detroit’s historic North End, will be an unique model, serving an urban, predominately African American, low and moderate-income community.