COVID-19 Important Updates


Updated 11 July 2020

Updates from the Food Coop and Cafe:

The FoE Food Co-op and Cafe remains open for click-and-collect online ordering!
Place your order via the website to pick up with minimal faff!

The Food Coop and Cafe is still open for shopping in-store. We operating with necessary physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.

The grocery and bulk food store will continue allowing customers to refill their own containers, and as always we ask that all customers wash and sanitise their hands before shopping.

Most bulk products remain available and we encourage you to come and shop if you are feeling well. We have implemented some changes to help minimise risk to our shoppers with compulsory hand washing before bulk shopping, washing of scoops after each use and having hand sanitiser available.

Some products will be prepackaged to maintain best hygiene practices.

Open daily during the Melbourne lockdown for organic bulk food and grocery shopping, and serving vegan takeaway meals.

Monday-Friday 10-6 / Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 11-4

We would greatly appreciate card payments as we try to reduce cash handling, and will not be able to accept keep cups for the time being.

You can sign up to become an Active Friend member of the Food Coop and Cafe. A monthly donation will support the Food Coop to keep the doors open to provide food for our community, and ensure we can afford wages for key Food Coop staff.

Text: The Food Coop is open. Stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask           Text: Food Coop is Open for bulk food and groceries 7 days a week


Updates from the Campaigns Office:

In order to reduce our COVID-19 footprint and help keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, the Friends of the Earth Melbourne Campaigns Office (upstairs) is now closed, with staff and volunteers working remotely.

We are keeping very busy in our home offices, getting creative with our physically distant campaigning, and planning plenty of ways for you all to get involved - make sure and check our Facebook for online events, including zoom campaign meetings and skillshares! We will intermittently check phone messages, but emails will be much more reliable over this time.

Find the Operations Collective's emails here.

To get in touch with a campaign coordinator, check here.

To stay in touch and join in any online meet-ups or actions, follow us on Facebook.

Or listen in to Dirt Radio as our stoic presenters find new ways to "do" radio.