Our founder Mike Servello was recently interviewed by Fox Business News below is the transcription of the interview and you watch the interview here. David Asman: Well, Thanksgiving marking the beginning of the season for giving and many businesses offer support to organizations, like the Compassion Coalition & Bargain Grocery. It’s a non-profit, it’s been working for […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
Classrooms nationwide are lacking even the most basic of school supplies. For years on end, teachers have had to reach into their pockets so students have the supplies they need to get through the school year. 94% of public school teachers who participate in reduced lunch programs say they spend their own money on materials […]