Cooking up a difference

Don’t just cook, cook up a difference - June 2022

Choose Co-op food and make a difference to all kinds of people and communities. Local causes receive crucial funding, farming communities around the world are supported and we put the environment first. Find out how Co-op actually cooks up a difference.

Make a difference to communities by shopping at Co-op

Community Fridges are an example of how we’re cooking up a difference across the UK. These are spaces that bring people together to share something delicious, chat, learn new skills and reduce food waste. We’ve partnered with Hubbub to help expand their Community Fridge network by funding 350 new fridges.

Learn more and get involved


Lifting up your community

Watch our new advert about the difference you make when buying Co-op products, helping people in the UK and across the world live better, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Sourcing your shopping responsibly

Co-op has supported Fairtrade for over 26 years, helping to overcome unfairness in the food chain. We make it easier for you to support communities around the world with every shop. You’ll also be supporting local farming communities – from fresh beef to ready meals, 100% of our fresh meat is sourced from Britain.

Discover our British commitment

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Protecting your environment

We’re committed to putting the environment first by carefully sourcing ingredients, reducing waste and being more energy efficient. Shopping at Co-op means you are supporting our aim to make all Co-op products 100% recyclable. crisp packets. Make a difference by recycling your soft plastics such as yoghurt pots, and bread bags at over 800 Co-op stores across the country.

Understand our environmental approach

Raising funds for your community

We all feel the difference when good things happen in our community. Our members recently raised £100m for amazing local causes across the UK – all by shopping for their favourites. Find out who we support and how you can play your part.

Support communities

Our new Co-op Membership gives a helping hand to you and your community

When Co-op Members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, we give 2p for every pound spent to local communities. This is split between the Local Community Fund and the Community Partnerships Fund.

Join us

Find out more about membership