Mission & Purpose
The Detroit People’s Food Co-Op is an African American led, 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.
The purpose of the Co-op shall be to serve citizens of the Detroit community by:
Improving community access to fresh and healthy food
Educating the community about nutrition and sustainability
DPFC will offer educational materials and classes to help our community learn more about nutrition, cooking, healthy living, sustainability, community development and more. We are committed to help heal individuals, our community, and the earth.
Benefiting the community by supporting local businesses
Assuring Member access to the goods, services, and facilities of the Co-op
DPFC will provide access to goods and services that will serve as wide of a variety of dietary needs and preferences as possible in order to be as welcoming to all members of our community. We will actively work to remove barriers to accessing the goods and services that the co-op offers.