Oshkosh Food Co-op hits capital campaign goal

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Groundbreaking planned for Summer 2020

With $1.6 million raised and membership surpassing 1250, the Oshkosh Food Co-op is set to move forward with breaking ground in the coming months on the member-owned grocery store in downtown Oshkosh.

The Co-op received pledges and gifts totaling $1,615,830 from more than 600 member-owners, businesses, organizations and supporters in the region.

The planned 6500 square foot co-op will be Northeast Wisconsin’s first community-owned grocery store. The store will be located at the corner of Jackson Street and Pearl Avenue within
the to-be-constructed BRIO Building

“This marks a major milestone for this project and for our vision of stronger local economies, health and community,” said Brenda Haines, Oshkosh Food Co-op Board President. “The way this region has come together to support this project is very encouraging to us as we take the next steps toward making this store a reality.”

Groundbreaking is anticipated to begin later this year with an opening date in 2021.

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