The Hearty Squirrel Food Cooperative is a volunteer-run not-for-profit co-operative based at the University of Edinburgh. Founded in 2011, the co-op bulk buys affordable wholefoods and organic veg bags for its members who are a mix of students and staff. The co-op also sells bread and eggs, and sources its wares from local farms and Greencity Wholefoods worker co-operative.
The co-op operates from a stall in the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre in the central campus where they have a counter, storage cupboards, and access to a kitchen. They also run stalls at the Kings Building (the science campus) and the Royal (Dick) Vet Schools campus at Easter Bush.
We strive to provide local, organic and affordable food to students and staff, as well as a unique and informative experience for our volunteers. Our goals also include promoting and educating on food sustainability, running food workshops, and supporting other groups.