Our Bulk Foods Collective offers affordable, everyday pantry items in bulk – helping to achieve a plastic-free Darebin and create a more sustainable community. Buy only what you need, BYO containers and avoid unnecessary packaging.
In line with the most-recent government updates, Bulk Foods products are currently being sold in pre-packed bags to ensure staff and customer safety. Products are available for purchase at Moon Rabbit cafe Monday to Friday, 8am – 2pm, or can be ordered online for delivery. Bulk Foods Collective members receive a 20% discount on online orders of pantry items. Check your email for the discount code.
Our list includes grains, gluten-free options, nuts, dried fruit, popcorn, chocolates, coffee and tea, cleaning products and more. For full retail and member product and price list click here.
Shop days (during times of physical distancing)
Prepackaged bulk foods can be purchased Monday – Friday (8am – 2pm) at Moon Rabbit cafe or the online store. Make sure to mention your Bulk Foods Collective membership to get your discount when shopping at the cafe. Members also get a 20% off any online order of pantry items.
How to shop in bulk
Step 1: Check your pantry to see what you need.
Make a shopping list!
Step 2: Gather your clean, empty containers. Reuse what you have: glass jars, produce bags, plastic bags, etc.
Step 3: Weigh and mark your empty containers when you get to the Bulk Foods shop. We’ll subtract that weight at the checkout so you only pay for the food inside your container.
Step 4: Fill containers with your chosen bulk foods. There’s no minimum purchase amount, so buy as much or as little as you like.
Step 5: Take your filled containers to the checkout and pay. Discounts are available for members, concession-card holders and pensioners.
BFC membership entitles you to:
- a 10% discount on bulk foods (additional discount on specialty products)
- discounts on Bridge Darebin venue hire
- be part of a collective of like-minded Darebin residents who want to contribute to a more sustainable neighbourhood, sharing resources and supporting each other
- be part of the BFC steering committee and support the decision-making and operations of the collective
- TIER 1: $15 per year. Tier 1 members must commit to volunteering twice per year at a BFC shop day.
- TIER 2: $36 per year with no volunteering requirements
- CONCESSION TIER: free for concession-card holders who can meet the volunteering requirements
Membership and volunteer hours can be shared between two people. This price structures ensures we are offering affordable and accessible products for everyone.
There’s no need to pre-register; simply show up and sign up on a shop day. You’ll receive a confirmation email with information about the Facebook group and volunteer dates.
We encourage fulfilling your volunteer hours on shop days, which includes:
- helping sort out stock
- showing people how to fill up their jars
- running checkout
If you can’t make it on a shop day but would like to volunteer your skills in other areas – like marketing, accounting, database management – get in touch (contact details below)!
Stay up to date
Join the Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective Facebook group for updates on shop days, products, volunteer shifts and other zero-waste resources.
Get in touch
If you’d like to partner, supply or connect with the Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective, email Mahira (Collective Organiser) at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about all the exciting things we can do together.