Aug 082013

SoLA Food VolunteersWe are happy to announce that our key force for community outreach and food justice, SoLA Food Co-op Street Team (volunteer core) is expanding.  In order to realize our goal of bringing a community owned (co-op), natural foods grocery store to the Leimert Park/Crenshaw area of South L.A., we must first cover 3 simple steps.

The first step is to inform the community of the project and why it is needed.  The second step is to activate members of the community to volunteer to support this effort.  The third step is to register the surrounding community as members of the co-op.

We will be adding new members from the community to join our passionate community outreach team at our orientation and training this Saturday August 10, 2013 at The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Community Room at 11am-1pm.  We will also be adding more SoLA Street Team Volunteer Orientation and Training dates.

For more information contact SoLA Food Co-op at: or 323-388-5258.

Jul 292013

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We are in full gear preparing for an amazing event.  SoLA Food Co-op is hosting our 2nd annual South L.A. Organic Food and Music Festival on August 25, 2013 at Club Fais Do Do.  We have brought together an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, reggae and blues bands to help us celebrate the launch of our very first offering of SoLA Food Co-op lifetime memberships.

SoLA Food Co-op memberships provide a voice, ownership, and savings through annual dividends.  These memberships are the first steps toward opening a community owned natural foods grocery store in South L.A.  So of course we are very pumped about this.

In the weeks leading up to the event, we’ll be sharing news and details about our vendors, partners, musical artists and speakers.  Here are all the main details:

SoLA Food Co-op presents,

The 2nd Annual South L.A. Organic Food and Music Festival

Sunday August 25, 2013

3pm – 10pm

Doors open at 2:30pm.  Bands start at 3pm.  Arrive Early!


Children 12 and under are free.

Club Fais Do Do

5257 W. Adams Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90016

May 162013

Steering Committee Members (L to R): Marie-Alise, Pagan, Bahni, Sankofa, and Milo.  Not pictured members include Michael, Lauren, Keisa and Sondrina.

Curious to find out more about the SoLA Food Co-op?  Do you want to get involved in more fun events while supporting a great cause? Now’s your chance!

We are having our next Community Empowerment Event “Locally Sourced” 3:30-7:30PM Saturday May 18, 2013 @ The William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. West View Street, L.A. 90016.

Join us for an afternoon of empowering speakers covering topics surrounding organic foods, sustainability and well being.  There will be musical performances by local bands, spoken word artists, and special guest host, Tony Award winning performing artist, Poetri. Delicious organic food dishes will be served.

Suggested donation: $5




Nov 092012

Hey SoLA Fans, Cornerstone Theater Company has created a play about subjects near and dear to our hearts! Seed, A Weird Act of Faith is  about urban agriculture, a co-operative, a rural farmer, hot cheetos, corner market conversion, the hood, and Big Agribusiness. The show closes on Novemeber 18th so dont miss out! After all how many chances will you ever have to hear a stalk of broccoli speak his mind. This is a fun and funny show for everybody. For details visit Performances are held at Chuco’s Justice Center , 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302

Go and see this play!