Group seeks place to create a food co-op in Vallejo

“We’re having some workshops to help get a Vallejo Food Co-op off the ground,” said Guevara, the Vallejo Community Organizer for the Food Empowerment Project. “This will be a grocery store with community-grown products, among other things.”

The effort stems from the work of the Food Empowerment Project and its founder and executive director, Lauren Ornelas.

“This effort is just getting started and we will be relying on the folks at Mandela Grocery Cooperative to help guide us,” she said. “It would be incredible for the longtime residents of Vallejo to have fresh, healthy foods available to them which would be convenient, create jobs, and where they are the owners so they make the decisions and enjoy the profits.”

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