It’s no secret that one of the immediate sights to behold when you walk into Bargain Grocery at 1110 Lincoln Ave is the bounty of beautifully colored produce displays. Oranges, apples, bananas, artichokes, broccoli, an array of artisan lettuces; oh and what about those strange-looking veggies that we don’t know about?! We love to try… [Read More]
Bargain Grocery expansion aims to help more people in our communities
We did it! We lived, we learned, we expanded! On December 3, 2018, our dream came true! We launched our very first brick and mortar grocery store in West Utica. 1110 Lincoln Ave has been hustlin’ and bustlin’ with cars since our opening day, and we couldn’t be prouder of our staff, and grateful to… [Read More]
Bargain Grocery: Why is the food so cheap?
A conversation about Bargain Grocery with Mike Servello Sr., Compassion Coalition founder and CEO and Rachel Daughtry, Director of Agency Relations. Why is the food so cheap? Mike: We saw a huge need in our communities for food equality and food accessibility. We want everyone to be able to afford to eat healthy. We buy… [Read More]
Compassion Coalition pantry at MVCC meets student needs
We began our conversations about a joint collaboration between Compassion Coalition and Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica Campus, in spring 2017. At MVCC, 69% of the student population is eligible for Pell Grants. Pell eligibility is based on a household income of less than $30,000 per year. The entire team at MVCC were a dream… [Read More]
What is the Teacher Free Store at Compassion Coalition?
A conversation about Equipped to Teach with Rachel Daughtry, Director of Agency Relations. What is the Teacher Resource Center? The Teacher Resource Center (Equipped to Teach) was officially launched at our Lafayette Street warehouse on December 5, 2017 as a creative, innovative way to serve our local full-time, New York State certified school teachers that… [Read More]
Why entrepreneurs are needed in the nonprofit world
Why entrepreneurs are needed in the nonprofit world: A conversation with Mike Servello Sr., Compassion Coalition founder and CEO, and Rachel Daughtry, Director of Agency Relations. Rachel: Compassion Coalition has grown steadily and exponentially year after year since our inception, but it’s taken a lot of hard work on the part of our team. We… [Read More]