Karri Country Good Food is an incorporated volunteer run co-operative venture.
The objectives of KCGF are:
- To educate people about growing organic produce and sustainable living;
- To promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices;
- To encourage the community to buy and sell local produce;
- To provide good quality food at an affordable price;
- To build a sense of community through co-operation and collaboration;
- To undertake other activities compatible with the above objects.
On the initiative of Kate Haslam, KCGF was founded in 2002 by a team of many volunteers, who over the years have all made contributions to the growth of the co-op. After housing KCGF in the old Telecentre building, the current premises on Wheatley Coast Road were purchased thanks to the generosity of Brian and Zona Richards who sold the building to the co-op on favourable terms. Karri Country Good Food became an incorporated body in 2005.
KCGF is operated entirely by a team of volunteers who comprise a managing Committee and volunteers at the KCGF shop and Fruitopia community garden, who, among many duties, serve at the counter, collect food orders and pack food bought in bulk from wholesale suppliers.