The City Foods Cooperative Marketplace is a start-up cooperative in the North Columbia area of Columbia, SC.

Our primary focus at this time is to bring a source of healthy, affordable food to an area that currently lacks a true grocery store, forcing many neighborhood residents to rely on canned or boxed foods from convenience and discount stores. What makes us different from other grocery stores that have served this community in the past is that we operate as a cooperative. We believe that this neighborhood is capable of supporting and investing in a local business, and that by working together we can not only open a store—we can be the owners of Columbia’s next successful local business.

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Board Members

The subscribers of the City Foods Cooperative Marketplace met on November 16, 2017, and elected its first board members and officers. Congratulations to everyone!
  • Wanda Pearson, President 
  • Tremaine Smith, Vice President 
  • Luther Holmes III, Treasurer 
  • Sarah Simmons, Secretary 
  • Jennifer Cunningham
  • Sarah Nevarez
  • Frances Parker
  • Diane Wiley
  • Regina Williams