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UCLA Student Food Co-op

UC Los Angeles

http://www.e3ucla.org/ucla-student-food-collective.html

https://www.facebook.com/studentfoodcoopatucla

With the help of a $15,000 campus green fund grant, this student group has started a bulk buying club that has grown to 60+ members. They also conduct educational workshops at The Hammer Museum near campus, and currently are working through the process with their student government to get approval for their coop grocery store.

They eventually hope to establish a student-owned, cooperatively-run grocery on campus that provides the UCLA community with affordable food, produced both locally and sustainably. Their goal is to work for the people by the people, educating their community about the food economy and training students in sustainable business practices. Their mission is to “provide fresh, delicious, sustainable food for the UCLA community, celebrate the artistic and cultural vibrancy of our campus, and bring people together.”

Watch this video to check out all the progress they have made:

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