Splo-down is a community run food co-operative that was set up in November 2020. Their mission is to support residents from Splott, Tremorfa, and Adamsdown with accessing good, affordable food and encouraging community connection. As a not-for-profit initiative, everyone volunteers their time to keep the co-op running.
What we do:
We provide a weekly fresh veg box (stir fry or seasonal) for members to pre-order, and a selection of dried goods (pasta, lentils, oats, nuts etc), as well as some domestic products (washing up liquid, laundry liquid). These are available to members at cost price and considerably cheaper than buying in a regular supermarket.
Membership is required to join Splo-down, but we are aware of people’s different circumstances. We have a pay-as-you-feel system with membership starting from £1 for the unwaged and refugees & asylum seekers. As an equal member of the co-op you’re encouraged to give your input on future decisions, as well as accessing the veg boxes and low cost dried goods.
One of the aspects of Splo-down the involves providing ‘solidarity’ boxes for those who may benefit from one. This is a free veg box that can be collected for those on low wage or struggling to obtain food for any other reason.
There are no questions asked and individuals can just come and collect a solidarity box on the day or can contact us in advance to request one. As we are a co-operative, not a food pantry or food bank model, we do encourage people to also sign up as members so that we can encourage people to continue to access the co-op.