Foodtogether - Store+

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Foodtogether - Store+

Project 2022-05-11 16:08:02 +1200

 
WHO IS FOODTOGETHER
Foodtogether facilitates access to fresh affordable food through a national network of local Co-ops. We’ve been supporting communities for over 30 years, giving a hand up, rather than hand-outs.
Foodtogether seeks to address two critical issues, food security and isolation. Through fresh fruit and vegetable produce hubs, we work to empower local communities. In response to an evolving cost of living crisis we’re planning to establish a network of Foodtogether Stores+. This will build on our proven track record of enabling local community organisations seeking to address health and wellbeing.
 
 
WHAT IS A FOODTOGETHER STORE+
Foodtogether Stores+ will be operated for and by local communities, and include an online facility. In addition to providing fresh produce and other food staples, they will serve to improve education, create jobs and strengthen local connections. We envisage a nationwide network of Foodtogether Stores+ providing fresh affordable produce for all in NZ, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns. Under an existing limited liability company (currently supporting Foodtogether Co-ops), we will finance the set up of stores using a 'friendly franchise' system. We will also provide all necessary store design/branding, food licences and operating proceedures. Once Stores+ are trading profitably, they begin repaying their set-up costs to the Foodtogether Company. This money can then be directed toward the set-up of the next Store+.
 
 
OUR VISION
We're planning to push out foodtogether Stores around the country. Some will be established as part of our existing network of Foodtogether Co-ops. Others will be linked to various community organisations. Stores will serve their local communities with profits directed back to addresss local need.
 
 
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Pledge Me donations will be used for the first store set up. If we exceed our target, this will enable us to fit-out multiple stores earlier. We have a number of locations ready and eager to start.
 
 
WHO'S ON THE TEAM
Foodtgether exists under an umbrella Limited Liability Company with a long history of successful social enterprise. We work with existing organisations and are expanding to now offer Foodtogether Store+ as a 'friendly franchise'. There are hundreds of folk around the country currently supporting our Foodtogether Co-ops. Some of these existing Co-ops will branch out and set up Stores+. Others will be set up through various existing Trusts and/or Social Enterprises. Foodtogether Stores+ will operate with a mix of employed and volunteer folk.
 
 
WHAT WILL STORES SELL
Fresh fruit and vegetables will be our main product lines. Staples such a bread, milk, butter, and other produce wil gradually be added, along with fresh cut flowers.

Comments

Updates 2

Extended For Another 4 Weeks

18/07/2022 at 5:45 PM

 

We have extended our Foodtogether Store+ project, as we have our 2 locations now secured, so we have taken the opportunity to push on towards our target and extend this for another 4 weeks, to make these initial stores happen.

Help us by spreading the word and making this a reality.

 
 

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    Pledgers 37

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-08-10 14:24:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-29 12:43:33 +1200

    "Hope you reach your goal!"

    Esther
    2022-07-25 14:30:28 +1200
    JULIE VICKERY
    2022-07-24 12:17:06 +1200

    "Practical and helpful initiative . I am so happy to support this"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-24 10:02:54 +1200
    Sawtell14
    2022-07-18 13:12:47 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-18 12:34:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-17 22:05:28 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-17 17:34:49 +1200

    "A critical catalyst for better food sovereignty 💚"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-16 21:45:08 +1200
    Stephanie Kane
    2022-07-16 19:52:21 +1200

    "Thank you for your mahi"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-16 18:32:39 +1200
    David Chapple
    2022-07-16 17:16:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-16 16:10:51 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-14 13:02:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-13 20:03:13 +1200
    Claire McGowan
    2022-07-13 15:09:21 +1200
    Lance Pilbrow
    2022-07-13 10:26:16 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-13 09:25:20 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-12 14:07:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-11 19:40:05 +1200
    Leah Porter
    2022-07-11 12:16:05 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-11 06:40:15 +1200

    "Happy to support this great concept"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-10 11:08:56 +1200

    "Go for it! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-07-10 11:07:10 +1200

    "Lets make this happen"

    Sarah
    2022-06-27 09:23:27 +1200
    Carolyn Blackett
    2022-06-26 21:01:25 +1200
    Angela Penfold
    2022-06-25 17:26:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-06-21 12:44:32 +1200

    "Hope you succeed!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-06-16 19:46:19 +1200

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    Foodtogether - Store+

    Project 2022-05-11 16:08:02 +1200

     
    WHO IS FOODTOGETHER
    Foodtogether facilitates access to fresh affordable food through a national network of local Co-ops. We’ve been supporting communities for over 30 years, giving a hand up, rather than hand-outs.
    Foodtogether seeks to address two critical issues, food security and isolation. Through fresh fruit and vegetable produce hubs, we work to empower local communities. In response to an evolving cost of living crisis we’re planning to establish a network of Foodtogether Stores+. This will build on our proven track record of enabling local community organisations seeking to address health and wellbeing.
     
     
    WHAT IS A FOODTOGETHER STORE+
    Foodtogether Stores+ will be operated for and by local communities, and include an online facility. In addition to providing fresh produce and other food staples, they will serve to improve education, create jobs and strengthen local connections. We envisage a nationwide network of Foodtogether Stores+ providing fresh affordable produce for all in NZ, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns. Under an existing limited liability company (currently supporting Foodtogether Co-ops), we will finance the set up of stores using a 'friendly franchise' system. We will also provide all necessary store design/branding, food licences and operating proceedures. Once Stores+ are trading profitably, they begin repaying their set-up costs to the Foodtogether Company. This money can then be directed toward the set-up of the next Store+.
     
     
    OUR VISION
    We're planning to push out foodtogether Stores around the country. Some will be established as part of our existing network of Foodtogether Co-ops. Others will be linked to various community organisations. Stores will serve their local communities with profits directed back to addresss local need.
     
     
    WHERE THE MONEY GOES
    Pledge Me donations will be used for the first store set up. If we exceed our target, this will enable us to fit-out multiple stores earlier. We have a number of locations ready and eager to start.
     
     
    WHO'S ON THE TEAM
    Foodtgether exists under an umbrella Limited Liability Company with a long history of successful social enterprise. We work with existing organisations and are expanding to now offer Foodtogether Store+ as a 'friendly franchise'. There are hundreds of folk around the country currently supporting our Foodtogether Co-ops. Some of these existing Co-ops will branch out and set up Stores+. Others will be set up through various existing Trusts and/or Social Enterprises. Foodtogether Stores+ will operate with a mix of employed and volunteer folk.
     
     
    WHAT WILL STORES SELL
    Fresh fruit and vegetables will be our main product lines. Staples such a bread, milk, butter, and other produce wil gradually be added, along with fresh cut flowers.

    Comments

    Extended For Another 4 Weeks

    18/07/2022 at 5:45 PM

     

    We have extended our Foodtogether Store+ project, as we have our 2 locations now secured, so we have taken the opportunity to push on towards our target and extend this for another 4 weeks, to make these initial stores happen.

    Help us by spreading the word and making this a reality.

     
     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-08-10 14:24:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-29 12:43:33 +1200

      "Hope you reach your goal!"

      Esther
      2022-07-25 14:30:28 +1200
      JULIE VICKERY
      2022-07-24 12:17:06 +1200

      "Practical and helpful initiative . I am so happy to support this"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-24 10:02:54 +1200
      Sawtell14
      2022-07-18 13:12:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-18 12:34:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-17 22:05:28 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-17 17:34:49 +1200

      "A critical catalyst for better food sovereignty 💚"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-16 21:45:08 +1200
      Stephanie Kane
      2022-07-16 19:52:21 +1200

      "Thank you for your mahi"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-16 18:32:39 +1200
      David Chapple
      2022-07-16 17:16:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-16 16:10:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-14 13:02:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-13 20:03:13 +1200
      Claire McGowan
      2022-07-13 15:09:21 +1200
      Lance Pilbrow
      2022-07-13 10:26:16 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-13 09:25:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-12 14:07:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-11 19:40:05 +1200
      Leah Porter
      2022-07-11 12:16:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-11 06:40:15 +1200

      "Happy to support this great concept"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-10 11:08:56 +1200

      "Go for it! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-07-10 11:07:10 +1200

      "Lets make this happen"

      Sarah
      2022-06-27 09:23:27 +1200
      Carolyn Blackett
      2022-06-26 21:01:25 +1200
      Angela Penfold
      2022-06-25 17:26:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-06-21 12:44:32 +1200

      "Hope you succeed!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-06-16 19:46:19 +1200

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