Cooperation Town is a new project set to establish a network of food co-ops on housing estates and in communities across Britain.
A food co-op (or food club) is a buying group, which gives members access to quality groceries at affordable prices.
The co-op sources food and other household products in bulk and distributes them to its members at cost value - or even for free!
The co-op is owned and organised by its members, who democratically decide what to buy and how to run the project.
It is a non-profit collective, set up to meet members’ needs and is entirely controlled by the people who join it.
Cooperation Town co-ops membership is £3 a week and members are asked to contribute up to one hour per week to help organise the co-op.
The first food co-op was set up in Kentish Town, north London. Cooperation Town currently has groups in neighbourhoods across the UK. You can contact them by clicking on the images below.
Read about our organisers' experience setting up and running Cooperation Town co-ops in different areas here.
Get in touch if you would like to start a food co-op in your area.