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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.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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 the home of food co-ops on the web. The website includes the food co-op finder and toolkit.

Well London Buy Well: Buywell worked in 10 deprived areas of London to make it easier to buy healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food locally.

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