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 […]
Bargain Grocery aims to alleviate food insecurity, provide food accessibility
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 […]
The Cinderella Effect: Food Edition
Did you know that the “best by,” “enjoy by,” and “sell by,” dates that we see on food packaging DO NOT ADDRESS FOOD SAFETY?! Let that sink in for a minute, I’ll wait … Did you also know that these dates are not regulated by the federal government, and do not mean you have to […]
Why does Bargain Grocery put an emphasis on having fresh fruits and vegetables in their store?
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 […]