A Food Co-op Grows in South Bronx

December 14, 2007 | Newsmakers

A new food cooperative has opened in the South Bronx, and it’s bringing more than just affordable organic foods to the impoverished neighborhood. The only one in the borough and one of five in New York City, the South Bronx Food Cooperative is building community spirit and educating the public on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, says its founding director, Zena Nelson. An MBA student at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, Nelson hopes to expand the South Bronx Co-op model to other low-income, minority neighborhoods around the country.
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