Another kind of food co-op up the road from us…

Set up during the pandemic, and now continuing to support people through the current crisis of falling real incomes, the Borough Food Cooperative offers you £20-25 worth of food for £4.50.

£20-25 worth of food for £4.50 at the Borough Food Cooperative

The coop operates “pantry-style” from the crypt of St. George the Martyr Church, on the corner of Borough High Street and Great Dover Street.

Members can choose from an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as dry store goods, personal care products, and chilled goods.

Most of the food is donated by The Felix Project and FareShare (often confused with us at Fareshares, although we existed first!), as well as vendors at Borough Market and other local businesses.

Borough Food Cooperative makes a point of saying that everyone is welcome, irrespective of your location or economic circumstances.

They encourage you to pop in during opening hours and sign up. No paperwork required. They say: “More new customers means more people we can reach and less food waste!”

You can also volunteer for them if you like.

Borough Food Cooperative’s opening hours are:
Tuesdays 12:00 – 15:00
Thursdays 10:00 – 13:30
(and 13:30 – 15:00 by appointment only)
Saturdays 13:00 – 15:30
(and 15:30 – 16:00 by appointment only)

They say it’s usually busiest at the start of a shift, so it’s a good idea if you can time your arrival mid-shift.