We are a Freegan Cooperative.
The FREE in FreeFoodCommune refers to FREEGANISM: i.e., how we GET our food, viz, we salvage food that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Donations and Volunteers
FOOD DONATIONS WELCOME:
If you know of a business (restaurant, store, caterer, etc.) that has excess food that they need to get rid of, please encourage them to donate this food to us, so that we can divert it to people who would use and appreciate it. Donate, don’t dump!
DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We are NOT externally funded. Instead, we are entirely self-sustaining. Thus, we depend not only on our FOOD DONORS, but on two key groups of people for the conscientious repurposing of this donated food:
1) We depend on our PAYING MEMBERS (SPONSORS) each week to help ease some of our operating costs: the costs of getting all this food gathered, sorted, loaded, transported, stored, chilled, etc.
2) We depend on our VOLUNTEERS each Saturday at the church to get the food unloaded, fully sorted, arranged, and bagged so that its presentation makes for a convenient and pleasant shopping experience for all attendees.
Food To Go & What To Expect
What kinds of food will you get?
All the kinds of food that you get at any grocery store!
Fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), meats, meals, pantry items (cans, mac and cheese, etc.), salads, dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese), breads, desserts, and more. Plus a variety of health supplements.
You will NOT be getting a prepackaged box of food. Rather, you will be filling your big plastic tote bins with items that YOU select from the tables.
The shopping time for Sponsors is divided into two rounds:
Round 1: 12:00-12:30: produce and pantry
Round 2: 12:50-1:20: cold foods, including meat, dairy, more produce, and other refrigerated and frozen items.
Between these two rounds, you will wait for 20 minutes between 12:30-12:50 while we restock the tables.
Another option is to do Grab N Go. Between 12:00-3:30, come and choose any amount of items! 12:00-1:30 is $2/item, 1:30-3:30 is $1/item.