The foodcoops.org website was created by Sustain as part of the Making Local Food Work programme. Although this project ended in 2012 there continues to be significant interest in buying and selling through community food co-ops. So we are thrilled to have the opportunity to re-establish the UK's largest food co-op network.
As part of the National Lottery’s Our Bright Future programme Sustain is now working in partnership with NUS Student Eats to help students across the UK set up food co-ops in their universities and colleges. Students can apply for start-up costs and ongoing support to get their enterprises off the ground.
Sustain will support all the food co-op applications, including food buying groups, veg bag schemes and preserve making groups. We believe that integrating student-led food co-ops into the existing and growing UK food co-op network will be beneficial for everyone.
Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.