Food Co-ops & Box Schemes
Through the Buywell project, London Food Link helped six groups to set up new food co-ops in Well London areas:
- White City Food Co-op, Phoenix School, Hammersmith & Fulham.
Run by Phoenix School Farm and Learning Zone.
- Woodbery Down Food Co-op, Woodberry Down Community School, Hackney.
Run by East London Food Access.
- Bellingham Food Co-op, St Augustines Primary School, Lewisham
Run by Sage Education Trust and Downham Nutrition Partnership.
- South Acton Food Co-op, Oaktree Community Centre, South Acton estate, Ealing
Run by Action Acton.
- Larkhall Food Co-op, 110 Union Road, Lambeth
- Run by Aardvark Recyling Ltd.
- Hounslow West Box Scheme, SureStart Hub, Cranford, Hounslow
Run by SureStart Hounslow.
The food co-ops are run by volunteers and open to everyone to buy their weekly supply of fresh, affordable fruit and vegetables. Buywell also supported existing food co-ops in Queens Park, Hind Grove and Canning Town North to market their services and improve their operations.
Timetable for Buywell Food Co-ops:
N.B. This timetable was correct while the Buywell project was running but is likely to have changed since then.
|9-10am||Aardvark Box Scheme, Lambeth|
|10-11am||Hind Grove Food Co-op, Hind Grove Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
White City Food Co-op, Phoenix High School, Hammersmith & Fulham
Larkhall Food Co-op, 110 Union Road, Lambeth
11:00 - 13:00
|1-2pm||Queens Park Food Co-op, Beethoven Centre, Westminster
South Acton Food Co-op, Oaktree Community Centre, Ealing
|3-4pm||Woodberry Down Food Co-op, Woodberry Down Community Shool, Hackney
|Bellingham Food Co-op,
St Augustines School, Lewisham
|Star School Food Co-op, Canning Town North, Newham
Help for groups setting up food co-ops:
For new and exisiting co-ops practical advice and information can be found at https://www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/ the home of food co-ops on the web. The website includes the food co-op finder and toolkit.