As we work to open the Louisville Community Grocery, we need volunteers and supporters in many areas. Whether you live in one of the potential communities for the grocery store or you simply believe in our mission, you can join us!

First, take our survey. We use the data we collect to learn more about the shopping habits of the community.

Below are the main ways you can get involved, click through to learn more about each opportunity and let us know you’re interested.

Now Accepting Grocery Innovation & Partnership Research Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals to research and identify partnerships & innovations to refine our business plan for the Louisville Community Grocery. The Grocery needs to incorporate creative responsive elements that improve viability of a grocery business model in a challenging business climate for the grocery industry. 

A Night with Jon Steinman:  June 21st, 5:30pm at 1619Flux!

Jon Steinman, Author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants will sit down with us to discuss the current landscape of the Cooperative Grocery.

Come to our community meetings

Each month we host a community meeting to update everyone on the progress of the community grocery and talk about next steps we’ll be taking over the next month.

Volunteer with us

We need door knockers, event planners, and tabling volunteers! If you love being out in the community, meeting people, and talking about our mission of opening a community-owned grocery, then this is the role for you.


Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) is always looking for new members who believe in the value of cooperative economics and want to see Louisville’s communities transformed. The Louisville Community Grocery is just the first of many opportunities to help start cooperative businesses in Louisville.

Raise Funds

Opening the Louisville Community Grocery requires funding to cover the costs of community outreach, business development, the physical building, and tons of other costs that add up over time. You or an organization you are apart of can support the Louisville Community Grocery by fundraising!

Spread the word

To others about the Louisville Community Grocery! Follow us on Facebook, invite your friends to follow us as well, and don’t forget to share our updates. Spread the word in organizations you are apart of as well – neighborhood associations, religious congregations, civic organizations, etc. We’d even be happy to speak to any group, just let us know more about your organization.