NETWorks Grocery Co-op
What is the Grocery Co-op?
The grocery co-op helps provide families with food security within a supportive community environment.
Co-op members attend a meetings twice a month and participate in the ordering, delivery, and distribution of the grocery items. Members pay a $5 fee to join the co-op and a $4 administrative fee at each meeting. Fees to not pay for food. Families receive portions based on the size of their household: 1--3 = 1 basket, 4--7 = 2 baskets. Baskets usually contain a variety of perishable and non-perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, dairy, and bread. When available, other household or personal hygiene items are included.
Another great benefit of the grocery co-op are the intangibles of a stronger community that are created when neighbors work together. Co-op members feel known and loved. We depend on one another go get the job done and develop trusting relationships over time.
How do I support the co-op?
It takes a lot or resources to provide the quantity of food the grocery co-op provides, but NETWorks is committed to this model because we believe the intangible benefits of a healthy community outweigh the costs! We invite you to give generously in the following ways:
Donate - Monetary donations are the best way to support the co-op since NETWorks can purchase large quantities of food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank at $0.16/lb.
Networking - If you own a business or know a business owner who would be willing to contribute on a one time or regular basis, we would appreciate your help garnering those donations.
Presence - Come join us for a co-op meeting and meet our neighbors. You can observe or participate. We feel sure it will be a mutual blessing. Please contact our director if you would like to attend.
How do I join the grocery co-op?
Residents of Northlake-Embry Hills-Tucker with a permanent address and reliable transportation who reside within the following service area are eligible:
- Zip code 30084 (Dekalb county only)
- Area within I-85—North
- Gwinnett County line—East
- Hwy 78--South
- N. Druid Hills/Clairmont--West
You must also attend an Information Meeting. Meetings vary with demand, so contact our program director or call 770-939-6454 to find out how to join our co-op.