Mike Servello Sr. spoke with Hunter College’s New York City Food Policy Center on the past, present and future of Bargain Grocery, and how to improve our food system. Read the full interview here.
In May we hosted our first community meeting for Martin Luther King Elementary School’s PAC program in our new commercial kitchen Bargain Grocer! We learned how to make pasta with two sauces with parents, while Proctor ROTC cadets watched the kiddos, then we ate a community meal together. How amazing is it to live in a… [Read More]
In May 2019, we launched our renovated location of Equipped 2 Teach, central New York’s first and only teacher resource center. Our new location is at 506 Columbia Street — where the old Bargain Grocery was located. We are booked for the remainder of this school year, but will be open again in September 2019!… [Read More]
Compassion Coalition has a long-standing relationship with Utica Municipal Housing Authority’s senior sites. Their mission is to be a leader in the housing industry by providing safe, clean and affordable housing and promoting self-sufficiency, upward mobility, and customer satisfaction. In November 2017, we partnered with UMHA to open a pop-up grocery store for the elderly residents living… [Read More]
Distance from a grocery store, availability of healthy foods, and food prices all heavily influence what an individual or household is going to eat. These barriers can negatively affect diets, lifestyles, and food security. Food accessibility is a huge problem for residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Bargain Grocery. 12% of people in Oneida County are… [Read More]
Compassion Coalition’s: Equipped to Teach is Central New York’s first and only teacher free store, serving teachers in schools where 70% or more of the student population receives free or reduced lunch. Compassion Coalition launched Equipped to Teach in the front entrance of their Lafayette St. location on December 3, 2017, allowing teachers to shop… [Read More]