About the project
The Gilo Food Cooperative was established to provide Gilo residents with an alternative to local supermarkets. The co-op buys food from wholesalers, and volunteers operate the store to enable it to sell food at prices that are 25%-40% cheaper than at grocery stores and supermarkets. The co-op is operated by the Good Neighbor organization and Community Advocacy, a social rights organization that modeled the facility after the first food co-op it established in the Katamonim neighborhoods in 2000. The co-op is located in a large housing complex in Gilo Bet, home to many immigrants from the former Soviet Union. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported building renovations and equipment purchase for the co-op.