As well as using the Food Hub as a regular customer or producer, you can sign up to be a member of the co-operative and get involved through volunteering and being part of the co-operative’s decision making process.
Customers can additionally sign up to be a Consumer Member of the Food Hub. As a Consumer Member you can participate in the development of the Food Hub by attending our meetings, volunteering, and writing articles, news updates, and local food recipes for the website. Each member has a vote and can stand to be one of the directors of the co-operative as a Consumer Member representative.
Consumer Members can also volunteer with the Food Hub in exchange for a 10% discount on your weekly order. This could be helping with packing, delivery, or providing a pick up point.
If you have already signed up as a customer and you are interested in joining as a Consumer Member, just contact us and we’ll send you a membership form.
Producers can sign up to be Producer Members of the co-operative. As a Producer Member you can play an active role in shaping the Food Hub to ensure it is responding to the your needs. In this way the Food Hub offers the possibility of facilitating opportunities for collaboration between local small and medium scale food producers and connecting them directly to their customer base.
As a Consumer Member of the Food Hub you can volunteer to participate in the running of the Food Hub in the following ways:
Delivery – If you can deliver 4 or more orders you you will receive a 10% discount and 40p per mile expenses. This could also include delivery to a pick up point.
Providing a Pick-up Point – If you can provide a secure space for delivery/collection of pick up points you can claim a 10% discount.
Packing – If you can lend a hand with packing on a Friday morning you will receive a 10% discount.
Please note some of the opportunities, such as packing and delivery, depend on need and availability, but if you are interested just let us know and we’ll work towards creating those opportunities. Feel free to contact us for more information.