A Food Cooperative is a member-organisation for the purpose of collecting and distributing food among the members.
These cooperatives are great examples for setting up a complementary food-system and to increase sharing in your locality.
There are multiple ways a food-coop could be organised.
- A Workers' Model where a member contributes time.
- Two levels of Membership, with a lower membership fee for members that volunteer time. These coops can also have a possible third level for “guests”, who only interact with the cooperative occasionally.
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Setting up a Food-Coop
- Nine steps to starting a food co-op  (1999)