Looking for an Internship? SoLA wants you!


SoLA Food Co-Op is looking to hire two part-time interns to help with operations over the summer. If you are a college student who is passionate about food access and food justice in South LA, and needs to fulfill an internship requirement, we have the opportunities for you. The positions are Operations Intern and Social […]

Street Team Training

Street Team Flyer 5.9.15

You’ve been asking for it, and now here it is! Street Team Training! Street Team Training is designed for volunteers who are interested in deepening their knowledge about SoLA, in order to feel more confident in speaking about Our mission Our goals Our timeline Our business model The Street Team Training will take place on […]

6 African American Food Writers We Love!

Sistah Vegan Conference

When you do a search for “Food Writers”, you get 66,000,000 results, when you include food bloggers, that number is closer to 250,000,000! I have noticed a disturbing trend, though. Most blogs and recipe sites featured a very slim number of African American food writers, if any at all. It seems strange to me that […]

9 Surprisingly Healthful Foods!

These common foods have some surprising health benefits!

It seems that every week, scientists and food experts are announcing a new superfood that is supposed to cure what ails you. Many of these “superfoods” are not available to every person due to their location in a food desert, or because sometimes they are just too dang expensive. If this sounds familiar, I have […]

11 Groups Promoting Health in South LA

Teacher training at Green Tree

We at SoLA Food Co-Op greatly value the health of our friends and neighbors, and luckily, we are not alone in our drive to promote healthy lifestyles and health in South LA. Community leaders, organic gardeners, non-profit groups, and residents are coming together to inspire and encourage our communities to aspire to health. This is […]

Keisa Davis – Board Member


Keisa Davis is a South Los Angeles native who has lived and worked in New York and Atlanta where she was introduced to natural food cooperatives. She is thrilled to be involved in a self-determining green initiative and co-op movement based in her hometown of the Crenshaw District. Keisa is most proud of the dynamic […]

Sankofa – Board Member and Vice President

Sankofa - Board Member

Sankofa, is a Southern California native, a loving father, an active member in his community and a health and fitness advocate.  Sankofa has assisted small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies with his expertise in sales, branding and marketing. From empowering community projects to non-profit community organizations, Sankofa enjoys spending time working and volunteering […]

Monique Marshall – Board Member and Secretary


Monique Marshall is currently a second grade teacher at Wildwood School. She wears many hats both personally and professionally; all of them relate to her passion for equity and justice in all communities. She co-advises her school’s K-5 student Diversity group and is a co-chair of Wildwood’s Parent Multicultural Committee. Monique is also a founding […]