OxCo-op makes ethical food accessible and affordable in the Oxford community
Every Friday afternoon of term, 3:30-5:30PM
In the Oxford Hub, above Turl St Kitchen
What is OxCo-op?
OxCo-op is a way of communally bulk-buying socially and environmentally sustainable food. Working together, we have the power and capital to have much more of a say in where our food comes from and which ethical standards it must reach. By choosing to buy directly from ethical wholesalers and local producers, we build a feasible alternative to chain supermarkets.
Place your order on a Sunday evening by visiting our site and pick up from our pop-up shop on the 1st floor of the Turl St Kitchen on a Friday afternoon.
Get involved!
If you like the sound of what we do then there are plenty of ways to get involved in OxCo-op (aside from just ordering from our shop!).
As a co-operative we rely entirely on student volunteers, from hands on work - such as sorting veg or helping at our weekly pop up shop - to more ad hoc jobs, including organising events, running publicity and posting on social media. Just click Apply to join in!
Find out more: drop us an email, visit our website or just pop by the TSK and see it in action, Friday afternoons from 3.30 - 5.30PM.
OxCo-op's story
OxCo-op was set up 2012 by a group of friends who refused to accept that a student budget necessarily means a weekly shop to the local chain supermarket. Four years on the group has grown, connecting students from across Oxford to local organic veg supplied by Cultivate and organic/Fairtrade student staples from Bristol co-op Essentials.
But OxCo-op is not just about buying ethical food...
It’s thinking about where it comes from and what impact it has on the world. We hope to run a variety of other activities including film screenings, discussion forums, and speaker events for those interested in where their food comes from.
Support with your application
Oxford Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities, and can reimburse expenses such as bus tickets. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch at abigail.rose@oxfordhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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