Bountiful Baskets Co-op
Order – Monday @ Noon – Tuesday @ 10:00 PM
Pick Up – Saturday (times vary by location)
Bountiful Baskets is not a business. It is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit. We are up front and open about how things work.
Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op is constantly growing to reach new areas as volunteers want to have a co-op site close to their home. They train with an existing Volunteer Site Coordinator and request a site to be added. We run at least every two weeks at each site. We are completely volunteer-run and make no profit. We look forward to adding other distribution sites as volunteers are trained and ready to open them! Please see our locations page for a complete listing of current sites.
This is a Co-op
This is a grass roots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Without volunteers this co-op wouldn’t happen, so you will need to help as you are able. There are many opportunities to participate!
Reasons to Participate
- This is a great deal and you are helping others get a great deal, too. With the conventional produce offering, you get approximately $50 worth of grocery store-quality produce.
- This co-op encourages a healthier lifestyle.
- You meet great people!
How the Co-op works
As a group, we purchase items at deep discounts. Items are then distributed evenly among participants. Some details:
- Use this website to make monetary contributions toward the pools of money used to purchase product(s)
- Contribute the amount required for participation in each pool by the deadline(s) listed (see Contribution Timeline table on the homepage)
- Additional details about products are available at Current Offerings
- For produce baskets, we purchase from a warehouse that supplies produce to many local restaurants and grocery stores. This is the same produce you would get from a restaurant or store.
We get a variety of high-quality seasonal produce. We balance variety with seasonality in order to get the most appealing and cost-effective basket possible. We also choose to use local produce first when available, then regional produce (California, Utah, Colorado, Northern Mexico!)
The Community Food Co-Op of Utah
Order Deadline: The first Friday of the Month
Pick Up: The third Saturday of the Month
It’s a simple idea, really – provide quality, healthy food at a substantial savings through cooperative purchasing; and build a sense of community by promoting volunteer service that brings people together.
The Community Food Co-op is for everyone. Whether you are struggling to meet your basic food needs or are just looking for a way to share in community, you can be part of this simple exchange: giving and receiving.
It’s easy to get started with the Food Co-op. In five easy steps, you’ll be saving money on groceries every month, meeting your neighbors, and making your community a better place. Please read these instructions carefully.
Step 1: Choose a team site
We have dozens of team sites all over northern Utah. Each site is run by volunteers from your community, and sites are usually open for an hour each month on Distribution Day.
Step 2: Order your food
Note: if you’re paying with food stamps, please read these instructions carefully.
Placing an order with the Co-op is easy.
Phone: Call our main office at (801) 746-7878. We accept orders until 5PM on the deadline day.
Mail: Mail your completed order with payment (check, credit card info, or food stamp voucher) to our office.
The Community Food Co-op of Utah
1726 S 700 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Online: The most current instructions should be available on the login page.
We ask new members for a one-time, voluntary membership contribution the first time you place your order. The extra contributions help keep us running.
Step 3: Volunteer
Now it’s time to get out in your community, and make a difference. We ask you to do two hours of community service on behalf of the Co-op for every month that you place an order.
You can volunteer at our warehouse, help out at your Co-op team site, or work at a homeless shelter, school, or church. You can even rake your neighbor’s leaves. We’re very flexible; anything you do that isn’t for pay and isn’t for family should qualify.
If you have disabilities which prevent you from volunteering, we understand. Don’t let it keep you from placing your order.
Step 4: Pick up your food
On Distribution Day (dates), go down to the team site you selected. Check in, log your volunteer hours, pick up your food, pick up our monthly newsletter, The Harvester, and take everything home to your fridge. Please make sure you have all your food before you leave your team site.
Important! Food must be picked up on the day it is distributed. Orders which are not claimed by the time a site closes will be donated, and no refunds will be given.
Step 5: Enjoy!
By ordering from the Co-op, you’re helping yourself to wholesome, nutritious foods at prices that are 30% to 50% less than you would pay at the grocery store. You’re also helping to make the same service available to other families who are struggling to make ends meet, and contributing to a strong and networked community.