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Food Co-op

Food Co-op 2018-01-29T06:33:45+00:00
The Brunswick Uniting Food Co-op began in 2000 to encourage the responsible use of the earth’s resources. The Co-op’s main aims are to reduce packaging and, where possible, purchase organic and Australian grown foods. We participate in this venture as a co-operative community.  Read our Mission Statement.

You’re invited to join the Food Co-op
Membership is open to anyone interested in sustainable food shopping. Members commit to volunteering on the monthly roster at least twice a year with tasks to keep the Co-op running, including weighing and filling purchaser’s containers on distribution days, joining the Committee, sourcing products, organising the roster and managing the computer. A Membership subscription is paid as $3 per attendance up to the annual target.

When and Where to find us?
Find us at 212-214 Sydney Rd Brunswick at the Uniting Church site. Enter from Sydney Road through the glass door between the two old church buildings. Or enter via Merri Street driveway. Street parking nearby or try the Edward Street car park. Distribution days are held on the third Saturday of the month between 10 am and 12 noon.

How we operate on Distribution days
Bring your own empty, re-usable containers to purchase from over 60 dry food and cleaning products.   The product range includes varieties of flour, sugar, rice and grains, pasta, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, legumes, olive oil, coffee, tea, hand soap, hair products and cleaning fluids. Wide necked, clear glass or plastic containers preferred for liquids. Payment by cash or cheque.

Committee
All Members are encouraged to take a turn on the Committee for a two-year period.   The Committee meets four times a year to review distribution days, research new or alternative products and provide support to volunteers with key roles. In 2018 the Committee will support our employed part-time purchasing officer.
We welcome further inquiries.   Like us on Face book Brunswick Uniting Food Co-op
Contact Helen on 0423 009 813