Detroit People's Food Co-op

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) are excited to support supply chain partnership opportunities connecting the Detroit People’s Food Co-op (DPFC), a Black-led and community-owned grocery cooperative, with:

  • Local growers
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses 
  • Prepared foods programs 
  • Other food and beverage suppliers 
  • Professional service providers

 

The co-op will also prioritize working with locally owned businesses when needed, for the following kinds of services: woodworking, web & software developers, marketing firms, accounting firms, commercial laundry, waste management, commercial cleaning, credit card processing, human resource services, office supplies, printing services, and insurance.

 

Interested food and beverage suppliers should review the eligibility criteria below before proceeding with the application. Please note that submission of interest will not automatically result in the co-op buying from your business; select suppliers will be invited to meet with the co-op purchasing department later this year to discuss specific needs and opportunities. 

 

Supplier Eligibility

  • Businesses must possess commercial food license(s) appropriate to their products
  • Business must be insured (Minimum of $1 million in Commercial General Liability insurance) 
  • Prepared and value-added food items must be prepared in a commercial kitchen 

 

Please contact pmbc@michigan.org with any questions.