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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 12. June 16, 1971

Food Cooperative

Food Cooperative

The latest scheme on campus to help lower the cost of student living is the bulk food buying co-operative, which came into being at a meeting of students on Thursday night last.

The scheme will be non profit making, and is to apply to the students association for affiliation.

To begin with the co-op intends to deal with fruit and vegetables, which would be bought directly from the local markets, by members. These goods would be transported to a garage in Kelburn Parade, which has been made availabe, from where students could pick up their order.

Membership of the Co-op is open to all students, but a share must be bought - this would cost $5 - but the money will be refunded on leaving the scheme. The reason for the share is to give some guarantee that the co-op would not be left with vegetables which had been ordered, but not collected and paid for.

To begin with the scheme will operate on the Thursday of each week - if the demand is sufficient it could open on Mondays as well. To obtain the vegetables an order form must be completed - these will be available - we hope - from the studass office, and left there before 5pm on Wednesday.

The goods ordered would be available for purchase after midday on the Thursday.

It is hoped to have other store areas, in the Aro St, and Central City areas, but these would come later.

Anyone who would like to assist -especially anyone with a truck, is welcome - further details are on the various notice boards.

Peter N. Rendall