via the Huffington Post "You see these huge groups of students that are really idealistic on college campuses. They want to promote their values in the world, but you can see the challenges they're going to run up against," Landau said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "But if you give them the business planning and concrete, hard skills they need, then they can create the world they want to live in, instead of just taking the jobs that come their way." CoFed's primary aim is to train university students who want to create local, sustainable and ethically-sourced community cafes on their campuses. Prior to creating CoFed, Landau helped raise $100,000 and block Panda Express from opening a franchise in UC Berkeley's student union. "I found myself, as a recent graduate, in a position to stop this chain from opening on campus by suggesting a viable alternative," Landau said. The Berkeley Student Food Collective that Landau and others created proved to be a success. When students from other campuses began contacting him for help in starting similar organizations on their own campuses, the idea for a national network was born, and Landau launched CoFed.