This project is in response to the poor quality and high price of foods currently available on the South Side of Syracuse. The Food Cooperative is dedicated to bringing high-quality, reasonably priced foods/products to the residents of the Syracuse’s South Side.
This project was made possible through a partnership and collaborative effort between the SCC, SU Southside Initiative and SU College of Law’s Community Development Law Clinic, Ground Works Capital Coalition (GC2), and Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise program, Allyn foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Gifford Foundation, New York State Empire Development and with the support of the City Of Syracuse. During the initial developmental stages the partnership encouraged community interest in the project by sponsoring Store- for -a- Day and Living Room events/presentations. The initial development of the Food Cooperative is complete and once the structure is completed the food coop "Eat to Live" will move into its home at 2327 S. Salina Street in 2013.