As a cooperative, the SBFC is a community organization that relies on the help of ordinary people in order to thrive. You can become a member for a one time fee of $120, but non-members are welcome to shop at SBFC as well. The only difference is a discount on purchases. Members would pay $25 for 20lbs of food, while non-members would shell out $30. In addition, members would be required to provide 3 hrs of service to the coop per month. Remember, this whole thing revolves around ordinary people pitching in.
SBFC aims to provide a 'green' alternative to what is usually offered in the Bronx. I am not sure if you've ever shopped at a Pioneer or C-Town, but anything is better. Customers would know where their food was coming from and be able to taste the freshness.
Currently the SBFC operates on Saturdays from 11am - 5pm out of Nos Quedamos (Downstairs) @ 754 Melrose Avenue (Between 156th & 157th St), but is seeking a permanent retail center of its own. Please support SBFC by helping to get it off the ground and into its own space. For Bronxites this is a no-brainer, but even those Harlemites across the river could pitch in.
Here is SBFC's contact info if you have any further questions:
Mail: South Bronx Food Cooperative P.O Box 484 Bronx NY 10458
Or you can check out their website. South Bronx Food Cooperative
~ErLu + Jay O.