Being a member/owner matters" Our first 300 members will be our Gold Founding Members By becoming a member/owner of the Southside food co-op your 100$. Contribution is helping us reach our goal of opening a 7000 sqft grocery store on the Southside of Chicago, owned by the people and for the people. The more member/owners we obtain from our community, the more access we obtain to the government and private funding that it will take to reach our goals.. The food co-op grocery store is only our first initial goal. In time we plan to venture into farmland and housing cooperatives as well. Becoming a member/owner will give you equity and a vote in the co-op...help us grow by inviting others to join as well.