Founded in 1983
Dublin Food Co-op is Ireland’s longest running and largest community-owned consumer co-operative. We were established with an aim to provide affordable, nutritious, wholesome and sustainably sourced food to our members from our shop in Kilmainham and our online shop.
The Co-op started as a small buying club among friends, but has over time grown into a vibrant community with over 2,500 members, 120 volunteers and 18 staff members.
As a co-operative social enterprise we deliver our service with a focus on providing our community with access to education about social and environmental sustainability.
We are a not for profit organisation – we aim to make a surplus to provide more affordable prices, build healthy reserves and further our social purpose.
Members receive a 5% discount on their shopping when they join but they can receive up to a 25% discount if they are also able to volunteer. Volunteers receive between 15% and 25% discounts for their contribution.