ERIC Number: ED231938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
How to Form a Food Co-op.
Dodge, Philip; And Others
Based on questions asked during an adult education course at Truman College (Chicago), this booklet was designed to be a simple organizing manual for small neighborhood preorder food cooperatives (co-ops). The guide covers basic information for organizing a co-op, definition of a co-op, what jobs are needed, getting the food, wholesale sources, getting started, the first meeting, what to buy, handling money, expenses, distribution, layouts, meetings, member communication, expansion, and expanding into a store. The booklet is illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and one co-op is profiled. Appendixes to the guide include a food preference survey, an initial response form, a sample price comparison, information about vegetables, a list of common case sizes, a description of a bookkeeping system (with blank forms), order forms, a summary of the "food bag" system, a membership application form, a volunteer preferred work form, sample membership rules, sample by-laws, and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperatives, Food, Food Service, Food Stores, Guidelines, Marketing, Participative Decision Making, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Purchasing
City College of Chicago-Truman College, 1145 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 (1-14 copies--$2.50 each; 15-49 copies--$2.15 each; 50-99 copies--$1.75 each; 100+ copies--$1.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Truman Coll.