What is this historical blog? This article features as part of the Society for Co-operative Studies Ireland Newsletter for 2019. This is intended as an introduction to what will be a fairly regular historical blog written for the Dublin Food Co-operative website. Dublin Food Co-operative The Dublin Food Co-operative (DFC) has provided an alternative to …. |READ MORE|
We in the Dublin Food Co-op believe that every co-operative is only as good as its volunteer members. If you are interested in a leadership role that will have an impact across our whole community while serving the needs of our members, then getting nominated to serve on the Co-ordinating Body (the Board of Directors) …. |READ MORE|
In our own shop at Dublin Food Coop our customers have grown accustomed to finding fruit and vegetables available all year round which can’t be sourced from Ireland. Southern Europe with its consistently warmer climate is responsible for growing a large percentage of this produce – not just fresh, but also fruit and vegetables to …. |READ MORE|
DFC Out of Stock Weekly Updates In the last two months we have experienced a significantly increased footfall in our shop. This resulted in a higher turnover, but also in difficulties in the supply chain. We are very happy to say that the supply chain has stabilised and we are able to have most of …. |READ MORE|
Every Saturday DUBLIN FOOD CO-OP are hosting an Online Members’ Discussion. It’s a virtual place for our members to meet up, chat and discuss topics they suggest. We plan on continuing these meet up during lockdown to help us feel the support of our community, even when we can’t see each other in person. Do …. |READ MORE|
We have been taking new measures each week since the oubreakof COVID-19 / Coronavirus. These guidelines were developed in line with HSE and government advice. Please note we have now revised our limit of customers in the shop from 4 DOWN TO 3. In response to high demand the Co-op has increased the quantities of stock we order …. |READ MORE|
What’s staying the same as last week; Our opening hours are the same as always; 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday/ Sunday/ Bank Holidays All new measures are still in place; Use hand sanitiser when entering Maintain 2 metres distance whenever possible 8am – 10am is …. |READ MORE|
From Wednesday April 1st the shop opens at 9.30am instead of 8am to facilitate a new option to help you
speed up your shopping – Email & Collect. This temporary service allows members to pre-order their
shopping for collection at the Co-op.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 is nearly here. This year it runs from 24th February to the 8th March. In DFC we will be marking it with events and celebrations of our range of Fairtrade Products. On Friday 28th of February we welcome Mohammed Ruzzi from the Palestine Fairtrade Association to find out more about Fairtrade farming …. |READ MORE|
Dublin Food Co-op has job opportunities available for part-time, full-time and relief shop till operatives at our Kilmainham shop. Positions will be available from Saturday 1st of February Application Deadline – Tuesday 21st January Interviews will take place 23rd – 26th of January Applicants can express interest for the role by email: email@example.com Please include …. |READ MORE|
The Co-ordinating Body (our board of directors) which is elected each year by our members has approved new terms of reference for two new committees to support their work and to bring more members into the running of our Co-op.
Volunteer Opportunities January Dublin Food Co-op is an organisation that is run by volunteers and staff members working together. Many of our volunteers work in the shop in Kilmainham but there are plenty of other avenues in which you can volunteer with us. This month we will be busy with these events – …. |READ MORE|
We are ready to launch our Community Development Programme to Dublin Food Co-op members and the broader community. As an organisation we have been focused on securing a premises for the past number of years – this has meant that our community activity hasn’t been at the forefront. With our move to Kilmainham we have …. |READ MORE|
Dave Dunn will be running a Facilitation Skills Training this October as part of our new Dublin Food Co-op Community Development Programme. Dave’s course will run over 2 Saturday mornings in October . The course will take place in the Inchicore Sports and Social Club. Many of you know Dave from his excellent facilitation of …. |READ MORE|