The Food For All program

Mariposa Food Co-op is committed to increasing access to nutritious, affordable foods and creating welcoming spaces in our community. The Food For All (FFA) program provides benefits for qualifying, low-income member-owners:

  • A 10% everyday discount. Recipients may also become working members for an additional 5% discount.

  • Equity payment assistance by covering up to $100 of the $200 investment. After their first year, recipients begin paying at a lower rate of $10 every three months until they reach $100 of personal equity.

Who can apply?

  • New member-owners can apply as a way of joining at no-cost in the first year and receiving a 10% discount on purchases.

  • Current member-owners who have paid their full equity investment can apply to receive a 10% discount on purchases.

  • Current member-owners who have partially paid their equity investment can apply to receive assistance covering the remaining portion up to $100, in addition to a 10% discount on purchases.

Eligibility Requirements

FFA applicants are asked to provide a copy of photo ID and one of the following forms of eligibility verification:

  • SNAP/EBT card

  • WIC check

  • SSI/SSDI

  • TANF Cash Assistance

  • Medicaid

Applicants can either include photocopies with their application or show materials to a cashier when submitting their application at the store. We do not keep copies of eligibility on file and only use them for verification purposes.

If you are unable to provide these forms of eligibility, please contact ownership@mariposa.coop or 215-729-2121 x03. We are committed to providing food access to all who need it.

Not a member-owner yet?

When you join Mariposa Food Co-op, you become a member-owner of our food cooperative. Each member-owner has a voice and vote in the decisions regarding Mariposa’s future, in addition to many other benefits including:

  • The opportunity to run for the Board of Delegates

  • The opportunity to receive patronage refunds during the Co-op’s profitable years

  • Exclusive discounts on select products each month

  • Discounts at our Community Partners

  • An additional 10% discount on products ordered in bulk

  • An additional 10% discount during quarterly Owner Discount Days

Your application and eligibility can be emailed to ownership@mariposa.coop. You can also complete the application and bring it to the store for a cashier to review, or you can mail to:

Mariposa Food Co-op
Attn: Owner Services
4824 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143


Donate to the Owner Fund for equity assistance

Member-owners, shoppers, neighbors, local businesses and institutions are encouraged to contribute to the Mariposa Owner Fund in any amount to assist member-owners with paying equity. The larger the fund, the more we will be able to expand Co-op member-ownership to the populations who stand to benefit most from access to nutritious foods, community engagement, and cooperative business ownership. If you would like to donate, please make all checks payable to Mariposa Food Co-op. Checks can be mailed to Mariposa Food Co-op's Owner Services Department at 4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143.