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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 37, Number 5. 3rd April 1974

The Food Co-Op Lives!

The Food Co-Op Lives!

A public meeting to reform the Food Co-operative was held last Wednesday. It was so successful that the organisers were able to begin planning immediately, and first orders were taken for the following week.

Following the meeting, the market-day has been changed from Thursday, as food is considerably cheaper at the market on Wednesday. So take note, all those involved last year—the day for buying and distributing food is now Wednesday.

The co-operative works by taking orders by Tuesday night, buying in bulk from the market early on Wednesday morning and distributing from several depots later in the morning. Savings will be up to 35% of shop prices. A number of Newtown residents are taking part in the scheme, so these savings will also be going to people who really need them.

The membership fee is $2.50 and you can recoup this from the saving on a week or two's purchases. Phone in to 759111 by Tuesday night and they can be collected and paid for at 144 Kelburn Parade. More depots will be used soon.