Let's grow a network of food cooperatives across Scotland! Southside Foodshare is a small voluntary organisation successfuly running a food co-op in Glasgow, delivering fresh, local produce at lower prices. We know other communities can benefit from our model, so we'd like your support to establish Foodshare Scotland and grow a wider network of food cooperatives across Scotland.
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Southside Foodshare, a local food co-op, has been operating in Glasgow since 2009, now we're raising the funds to help other communities to get started.
We need £2700 to prepare groundwork and run a pilot project for Foodshare Scotland.
It's simple, Southside Foodshare members order and pay for fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and dairy, which are delivered locally every Wednesday. We buy in bulk from selected producers and growers, to keep costs lower for customers, and pay our suppliers direct - no middlemen. We have a proven model in Southside Foodshare and, from the steady stream of interest, it's clear that the demand exists in other areas.
Creating Southside Foodshare has been a great experience and now we're ready to expand and adapt our model of collective food purchasing to communities across Scotland. Foodshare Scotland is a new community interest company that will develop and support local food cooperatives across Scotland.
Here's how Foodshare Scotland will support local communities set up their own food co-op:
• Help communities improve access to affordable, local produce.
• Find individual producers or growers who wish to supply a collective purchasing group.
• Build the community, bringing together members of each coop and their suppliers so that personal relationships can develop.
• Prepare the all the administrative paperwork, guides and tools that give your group the best start
• On-going support for existing cooperatives to keep the operation running smoothly
Since Southside Foodshare started, there have been many supportive people who say that they wish they had something similar in their neighbourhood or town. We'd like to help other communities but raising the necessary funding is our main hurdle, so your contribution will go a long way toward helping us realise this goal with Foodshare Scotland. Now is your chance to make it happen, just make a promise - please.
Andy and Laura
Administrator and Treasurer, Southside Foodshare
Promised of our £2,700 target
For just a fiver, you'll be included on our website Wall of Fame. If you represent an organisation and want to add your logo or a link to your own site, we'll be glad to include them.500 rewards, 500 remaining
Contribute £10 and we'll send you a .pdf copy of our Southside Foodshare recipe book. Compiled from our members' and suppliers' favourite recipes, the book reflects the fantastic versatility of seasonal Scottish produce.
You'll also be included on our website Wall of Fame. If you represent an organisation and want to add your logo or a link to your own site, we'll be glad to include them.500 rewards, 499 remaining
Celebrate the launch of Foodshare Scotland, with an invitation to the event. We'll also include your name on our web Wall of Fame, and send a 250ml bottle of Scottish rapeseed oil from Supernature (www.supernature.uk.com), one the popular products we distribute through Southside Foodshare.200 rewards, 200 remaining
Celebrate the launch of Foodshare Scotland, with a ViP invitation to the event, your name on our web Wall of Fame, and send 500ml of Scottish rapeseed oil from Supernature (www.supernature.uk.com), one the popular products we distribute through Southside Foodshare.100 rewards, 100 remaining
Two ViP invitations, 500ml of Scottish rapeseed oil and a credit on our web Wall of Fame plus hands-on assistance in setting up a new cooperative in your area. We'll work with you to set up a system that best suits your needs, and make sure that you get your first vegetable delivery free!10 rewards, 10 remaining