Food cooperative

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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.

Around the World

There are many food-coops in the United States and Europe, most notably in Berlin and Barcelona.

Setting up a Food-Coop

  • Nine steps to starting a food co-op [1] (1999)