CLINTON HILL – After learning that the Putnam Avenue building they have called home since 2011 had been sold, members of the Greene Hill Food Co-op launched a fundraising page in an effort to raise enough cash to relocate the member-owned, operated, and supported food co-op with more than 300 members.
With their lease ending on May 1, the Co-op has raised more than $7,000 over their initial $30,000 goal, allowing them to move into a new space located in a former furniture store at 1083 Fulton Street between Classon Avenue and Claver Place, Brooklyn Paper reports.
While the group has surpassed its initial fundraising goal, they are now hoping to raise an additional $20,000 to go towards new refrigerators, coolers, and equipment for the new location as well as other relocation/renovation expenses.
“We hit our minimum goal, but we still hope to surpass $50,000,” Lindsay Reichart, a manager and member of the Co-op told Brooklyn Paper. “It’s a great location, but it needs quite a bit of work.”
Along with continuing the online campaign, to help raise the additional cash the Greene Hill Food Co-op is hosting a fundraiser next Monday, April 30 at C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave) from 7:30pm to 11pm. The admission price is $20 and there will be happy hour until 9pm, music, and a silent auction.
The Greene Hill Food Co-op moves into its new location at 1083 Fulton Street on May 1. The last day to shop at the 18 Putnam Avenue location is Monday, April 23. The Co-op will be closed from April 24 until the re-opening at the new location in June.
Learn more about the Co-op and the fundraising campaign here.