Real Economy started out as a food cooperative and it continues this work. People place a weekly online order for food from our range of local and ethical producers. We receive the food from producers, sort it, pack it and distribute it to collection points around the city. We have recently begun home delivery in some areas.
But…over the years our thinking and practice have developed. We have always paid special attention to getting healthy food into areas of the city where many people are in difficult circumstances and this has developed into a plan for a network of Real Economy Centres, which we are now implementing. Each Centre will be focused on
- Providing Healthy Food
- Building Community life
- Re-imagining our Society
Check our ‘Our Vision’ and ‘Our Real Economy Centres’ to find out more about this.
We have become a charitable community benefit society in order to manage the work with our Real Economy Centres and are launching our own ‘Solidarity Fund’ to support the provision of food to our Centres.
We have also formed a trading company known as Real Economy Trading Company Limited which manages the sale of food. This trading subsidiary is owned by the charity and its profits go to the charity.
In order to comply with the new data protection regulations (May 2018) we are making available a privacy statement which details how we treat data.