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Berkeley Student Food Collective

2440 Bancroft Way, #102

(510) 845-1985

Berkeley Food Collective

The Berkeley Student Food Collective operates a cooperative grocery store providing locally sourced and sustainably produced foods for affordable prices. Through inclusive, democratic decision-making, we operate a cooperative grocery market that promotes community-building and environmental stewardship.


The Food Collective started in 2009, in tandem with student protests against the university’s planned installation of fast food chains in Lower Sproul, such as Panda Express. Students quickly became inspired to do themselves what the institution did not, and supported by a $90,000 grant from TGIF funds, the Food Collective took its start, moving into the storefront in November 2010.