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Update: We reached our minimum target on Saturday morning!!!! 

A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged , shared, liked, and volunteered over the last 10 days! 

There is still time to donate until midnight Sunday, and there are still heaps of fun rewards on offer.

The Co-op has received so many good ideas from the community during this campaign. We'd love to implement as many of them as we can, and additional funds will help us do so.

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We first opened our doors in 1996. Keelah Lam, along with a group of like-minded community members, were the driving force behind the Manly Food Co-Operative. The group obtained a grant from Manly Council, started a newsletter and the Co-Op was born. 21 years later and the Manly Food Co-op is a local institution, owned and run by over 600 members, and serving the wider Manly community with healthy, organic, local and packaging-free food.



In early 2014 the members came together to help move to our "new" location (just up the road from the original site!) at 15A Whistler Street, and the space is clean, bright and easy to navigate. It really is the best place in Manly to find fresh, organic, packaging-free and environmentally-friendly products.  (BTW, we never had to "ban the bag" because we never used them in the first place. Our awesome members and customers bring their own bags and containers to enjoy plastic-free shopping...but we will sell you a paper bag if you are really in a pinch!)



Today the Manly Food Co-op needs your help. We urgently need to raise funds to keep the Co-op in operation and continue to provide healthy, environmentally-friendly food to the community. 


The Co-op has long suffered cash flow challenges, and in recent years our costs have continually creeped beyond our profits to the point where the business may soon become insolvent. As we closed the books on another financial year, the Co-op reported a $31K loss. 


We know there are changes that need to be made to the organisation, and we wouldn't feel right coming to you for donations if we didn't have some plans in place to ensure your money will be put to good use. Along with this fundraising campaign we are proposing a number of restructuring options that will ensure the long-term viability of the Manly Food Co-op. 

How The Funds Will Be Used

So, how did we come up with the $50K figure, and what will we use it for?


$31,400: Bring current overdue creditor/supplier balances

$13,600: Working capital buffer (e.g. in the event of equipment breakdown)

$5,000: Funding for new operating model initiatives - to be decided by Members and new Board of Directors**


If we are so lucky to receive additional funds above and beyond our target, we will use them to cover operational costs while the new Co-op operating structure settles into place.


*We've asterisked this line item because the new structure will be determined by the new Board of Directors upon the success of this fundraising campaign. All Members will be invited to provide ideas, nominate for the Board and elect Board members  at the AGM on 28 August. 

The Challenges

We're going to level with you. If we don't reach our fundraising target it is likely that the Co-op will close. We would first endeavour to sell the Co-op to a likeminded individual in the hopes they will maintain our environmental and health values, but this option cannot be guaranteed.


Please help us save the Manly Food Co-op - and once you do, we'd love to see you in the shop for some delicious, healthy, good-for-the-planet food - and a modest celebration to be announced.


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AU$15 +Any amount you wish to pledgeClick here and fill in the blank with your pledge amount. Membership rewards will be given to meet to the level equal or below your pledge amount.
20 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$25 +$25Click here to pledge $25
54 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$50 +Co-op branded up-cycled reusable product bagClick here to pledge $50 and receive a Co-op branded, up-cycled tablecloth reusable product bag.
48 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$50 +All GoneBeeswax Food WrapYour pledge will help save the co op, and if we're successful, you'll get this homemade beeswax food wrap, printed with the Manly Food Co-op logo. Wash and re-use anywhere you'd use plastic wrap. (picture not branded yet).
20 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$50 +Beeswax Food WrapsBack by overwhelming demand! Your pledge will help set up the Co Op for the next phase, and you'll get this homemade, branded beeswax wrap. These 20 will be available by the end of September.
16 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$60 +All GoneSigned copy of Sustainability with StylePersonalised signed copy of eco-lifestyle book Sustainability with Style, written by Co-op member Lisa Heinze. Chapters include sustainable tips for your wardrobe, body/beauty products, home and food (of course!). It also features the author's first experience of shopping in the original Manly Food Co-op.
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$75 +All GoneInconvenient Sequel double passPledge to save the Co-op, and treat yourself and a friend to Al Gore's follow up. Fight (to save the Co Op) Like Your World Depends on It. **Supporter can claim this Reward immediately, regardless of achieving our goal.** Not valid Tuesdays, Saturdays after 5pm, or Gold Class.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$80 +Double Pass to shakuhachi performanceYour pledge will help save the Co-op and you'll be rewarded with seats for you and a friend at an intimate shakuhachi performance by world-renowned Riley Lee on 13 October 2017 in Fairlight. See rileylee.net
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$90 +Tour of Keelah's sustainable homeYour pledge will help save the Co-op and you and a friend will receive the opportunity to tour Co-op founder Keelah Lam's sustainable home, learning heaps about the Co-ops history and how to move toward zero waste.
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$100 +One Year New Membership or RenewalYour pledge will help save the Co-op, but you'll also get a year of membership, or an extension by one more year.
67 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$120 +All GonePaddle Board North HarbourPledge to save the Co-op, which keeps a ton of plastic out of the harbour, and if we reach our goal, you'll get a 2-hour stand up paddle board for you and a friend on a member's gear. Push off from West Esplanade beach (near (Ocean World) and explore Fairlight, Forty Baskets, and even Reef Beach. Available most weekends.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$150 +Two year New Membership or RenewalYour pledge will help save the Co-op, but you'll also get a two year membership, or an extension by two more years.
30 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$200 +All GoneYoga or Meditation Private LessonYour pledge will help save the Co-op and if we reach our goal, you will receive a private lesson in Yoga or Meditation, from a qualified Co-op member, at your home for yourself and up to 3 friends.
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$350 +5 year new membership or renewalYour pledge will help save the Co-op, but you'll also get a five year membership, or an extension by five more years.
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$350 +Solid Racks - board rackPledge to save the Co Op and organise your Quiver! (Quiver collected separately) 4 rack set can hold 8 board vertically or 4 boards horizontally. Or double capacity with fins removed. Suitable for longboards and snowboards. Soft flooring in the picture is sold separately. Pickup locally if appeal is successful.
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$360 +All GoneQi Yoga 10-passYour pledge will help save the Co-op and you'll be rewarded with a 10-pass to Qi Yoga in Manly and Freshwater. (for use within 3 months) Qi means life-force," the life-giving energy represented by Prana in Yoga or Chi (or Ki) in oriental medicine. Qi's classes try to increase this precious energy in all of us leading to transformation of our health, vitality and wisdom.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$450 +Individual or Couple TherapyThree sessions of individual or couple therapy with a registered psychologist with 30 years experience. It will be possible to book further sessions if required.
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$500 +Lifetime New Membership or RenewalSave the Co-op, and never get caught out of date with your membership again!
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$800 +Next Life MembershipWill you be shopping ethically in your next life? Might as well pre-pay your membership dues now!
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$1200 +Eternal MembershipNo matter what you believe, you'll always be a member at the Manly Food Co-Op!
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$1500 +Eternal Membership plus plus Volunteer with KeelahYou'll receive an eternal membership, plus the opportunity to spend a morning volunteering with Co-op founding member Keelah Lam learning about the history, trials and triumphs of the Co-op.
2 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$1500 +Eternal Membership plus sailing Sydney HarbourYou'll receive an eternal membership, plus a four hour sail for you and three guests on a Jeanneau Sun Odyssy 37 (nice yacht!) on Sydney Harbour with a (very competent!) Co-op member. Details to be arranged, but weekends are better, but not available 10 Dec to 20 Jan.
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$1500 +Eternal Membership plus bee hive and home tourYou'll receive an Eternal membership, plus the opportunity to tour Keelah Lam's sustainable home, with a fascinating tour of her bee hive with Adam of Eden 2 Bee (the Co-op's very local honey supplier).
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017