Food For All

Healthy food can fit into your budget

The Food For All program is designed to help our customers eat healthy and save money. 


Each of the recipes can feed four people for under $2 a serving, using natural and organic ingredients you can buy at Common Ground. You can find all of our recipes here

Coop Basics List

The Coop Basics List is a list of items at Common Ground that are discounted for all customers. The items discounted are healthy, organic basic items such as whole wheat flour, milk, produce and bulk dried beans. Our buyers are constantly on the look out for more staples to add to the list. You can view the list here or pick up this list at the Welcome Desk next time you are at the Co-op to help with your grocery budget!


Making healthy food accessible includes educating people on how to select, buy, and use healthful grocery items. We've developed classes to help with that.

Cooking Healthy on a Budget is offered monthly at Common Ground. Learn hands-on cooking techniques, tips, and time-savers to feed your family for less! Participants will have the opportunity to prepare a Food For All recipe from start to finish with a member of our co-op staff. You will leave with dozens of recipes for meals that cost less than $2 per serving and many new skills to try at home. 

Education Grant

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we offer a grant program for those who would like to attend one of our classes but are unable to do so for financial reasons. The FFA Education Grant gives customers a 100% discount on any class at Common Ground. If you would like to take a class using a FFA Grant, email

Check out our classes

Equity Grant (must apply in-store)

The FFA Equity Grant gives qualified Co-op customers a 100% scholarship on their equity owner share. Anyone who has an active food stamp (LINK) card or currently receiving federal disability aid can apply for the Equity Grant.

Discount Program (must apply in-store)

The FFA Discount Program gives qualified Co-op owners 10% off on purchases of items on the Co-op Basics List for a period of six months. Owners can reapply every six months. Any owner who qualifies for food stamps, who suffers from a temporary illness or disability, who is responsible for care of someone suffering from a temporary illness or disability, or who is currently receiving unemployment can apply for the Discount Program.