Foodtogether is a social enterprise that enables local communities to operate a food co-op. Foodtogether makes it easy and convenient to access fresh fruit and vegetables at great prices while supporting your local community. It’s truly a win, win, win. Food Together can offer the best price because of three reasons; firstly, it is not driven by profits. Secondly, it doesn’t have to pay a large staff team as it generates enough surplus to cover Coordination costs and then runs on a great volunteer base led through the support and goodwill of local churches, and thirdly it doesn’t have to factor in waste or food expiring because each week the right amount of stock is ordered from the suppliers to fill the orders that have been placed.
BAF has worked with Foodtogether to establish the social enterprise in Taranaki. Our service operates across north Taranaki including New Plymouth, Bell Block and Waitara. The service is also operating in Central Taranaki and South Taranaki.
Our aim is to enable families, especially families on low incomes, to access essential and high quality fruit produce affordably. Check out the Foodtogether New Plymouth Facebook page for more information.