“The high demand for food has pushed Compassion Coalition into overdrive,” writes Amy Neff Roth at the Observer Dispatch. The coronavirus pandemic has created greater need within the community and surrounding areas, and we are rising to meet that need. We’ve donated eight tractor-trailer loads of nonperishable food since the state shutdown, in Utica and Albany, […]
During these hard times, our community needs to come together more than ever. We are proud and grateful to be able to partner with various entities to help distributed product where it is needed most, whether it be food for school lunches and food pantries, or items including coolers and school supplies. Here are just […]
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! […]