CoFed’s Mission is to empower communities of students across North America to help them create food co-operatives. These financially sustainable campus hubs for food and social justice activism develop the leaders for a healthy tomorrow. CoFed uses a reproducible, cooperative development model to teach students about food co-operatives. CoFed helps students create a scalable network of independent student-run businesses, and create new leaders in the food sustainability movement. CoFed has a commitment to share skills, resources, and eventually, start-up capital.
CoFED is building a youth-led movement for food justice & co-ops! Since 2011 we have developed 11 new cooperative projects, trained over 500 students on over 60 campuses, and cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 supporters.
Goals & Objectives
- To train 200 new leaders in the food sustainability movement.
- To create 35 new financially-viable, student-run coops in regional clusters in North America.
- To give 1 million college students the choice to actively participate in their food system.
To accomplish these goals, CoFED will create:
- An evolving best-practices model
- A support network
- A peer-based training program
Principles & Values
Guidelines for potential project teams include:
- Create an ethical food system through community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food as defined by the Real Food Guidelines.
- Ensure broad participation by creating systems to engage all youth, from consumers and career organizers in paths of long-term growth and leadership.
- Exemplify the financial power of equitably and ethically pooled resources through operating cooperatively according to the ICA principles.
- Implement action plans that sustain and grow themselves, with attention to inspirational, viral messaging.
- Support collaboration by focusing on network driven strategies that utilize all resources and benefit all stakeholders.
Please consider making a donation to CoFED!
You can Donate Online or make checks payable to ISI with “CoFED” included in the memo and send checks to ISI:
101 Brookwood Ave. Ste #204
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Pam Campbell joined ISI in the summer of 2013, and became ISI Project Director in January 2014. Pam’s previous career was in healthcare administration. Her life-long interest in sustainability and environmental issues led her to ISI. Pam shares her UC Berkeley Alma Mater with Dr. Cole, and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, University of San Francisco.