A Community without a Grocery Store Leads to a Community-Owned Grocery Store
Westwood has the largest youth population in Denver, along with the highest rate of childhood obesity. Westwood has the highest density of people in Denver, yet no grocery stores. Westwood has the second highest poverty rates, yet no major industry or employers.
Westwood's strength is its people. The residents of Westwood have come together to form some of the most forward thinking and inspiring community-led models in the country.
In 2014, with the help of a local nonprofit organization called Re:Vision, a group of residents formed the Westwood Food Cooperative (WFC). The WFC is a member-owned and operated grocery store. The purpose of the WFC is to increase access and affordability of fresh and healthy food, while empowering community ownership and increasing community wealth.