From the Times-Picayune.
FOOD CO-OP EXCEEDS GOALS: After launching its first membership drive, the New Orleans Food Cooperative exceeded its first goal of 300 members by May 1, which the group's board says demonstrates that New Orleans is ready to support a community-owned grocery store. The next goal is 600 members by October, with an overall goal of at least 1,000 members by the time it opens. The site is at the proposed Healing Center at St. Claude and St. Roch avenues. The store will be owned and operated by its members. For more information, see www.nolafoodcoop.com/, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 324-6849.