How to Start and Run a Bulk Buying Club with Your Friends & Neighbors

"Bulk buying clubs are often the first pilot project of a student group, and may grow to serve many people in your community or even evolve into a storefront. It will give you and your team a chance to practice cooperative business with your fellow workers and customers, and a chance to source healthy food at affordable prices from fair trade distributors, local farmers, and other inspiring food producers!
This guide will help you roll up your sleeves and get down to business! We’ll go over everything from food sourcing and organizing your members to running your operation and logistics. We’ll peek at different student-run bulk buying clubs in the CoFED network and learn about their strategies. Our Resource Portal on our website, at, offers helpful supplementary resources to this guide that we hope you take a look at as you begin your BBC endeavour. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact your us for further assistance."
This document was created by The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED).