Your Bargain Grocer
In the mid 2000’s when Compassion Coalition was launched, there was a lack of accessibility to food in the West Utica area. Your Bargain Grocer was an innovative way to allow Compassion Coalition to be self sustaining, and operate debt free. Launching Your Bargain Grocer has allowed food accessibility and equality in a food desert, while allowing the proceeds of the store to be re-invested into our local communities.
We believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food for themselves and their families.
40% of all food in America is wasted each year. Perfectly good, edible food is thrown out due to aesthetic appeal, packaging issues, and sometimes even mis-ordering. Compassion Coalition has partnered with growers, distributors, and large corporate donors to bring food access to West Utica and beyond. By shopping at Your Bargain Grocer, you are working to not only combat food waste but also shopping for a cause. In Fall of 2018, Your Bargain Grocer will grow from 1,200 sq ft to 12,000 sq ft.
Proceeds from the store have allowed Compassion Coalition to give more than $20 million in donated goods each year, and serve more than 350,000 individuals yearly.
Your Bargain Grocer ensures that everyone has access to nutritious, affordable food to build a healthier community. We invite everyone to shop with us. You’re shopping with a purpose for a purpose.