HOW IT WORKS
Want to cut
your food bill?
Come on the journey with us
Pay farmers fairly by buying direct and purchasing as a group. Low food miles, no packaging, and you join a food community making a difference and good choices so helping reduce our carbon footprint.
A Food Hub is run by someone in our community and located at your neighbour’s house, local community centre/group, a fundraiser for scouts, school or located at a business like a cafe.
Below are detail on Joining a Hub, Running a Hub, Why Box Divvy, and How the Ordering System Works.
Join a Box Divvy near you.
Save 30-40% on your grocery shopping. How? You buy as a group through your Box Divvy Food Hub directly with Fresh food growers and food wholesalers. It means it is as fresh as it can be. Let's face it. It means you reduce shopping trips, impulse buying, takeaways and so you cut your total food bill in half. Order online and pay online. Pick up from Box Divvy Food Hub or some Hubs offer home delivery for a small fee. For more details look under Join a Food Hub.
Run a Box Divvy
Own your own Food Cooperative. There's no investment needed except you need 2-3 hours a week. You earn income and get to build your own food community. It's not a franchise. Your known as the 'Hubster' and the Box Divvy team provide your with the training and support you need to start and run your Box Divvy Food Hub.
Why Box Divvy?
The goal: to cut your food bill, without compromising on the quality, freshness and variety of food. With minimal effort, minimal packaging and food miles, and still paying farmers and suppliers a fair price for their produce.
We want the community to own the food system.
Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance
Box Divvy have been a member of the Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance for over 2 years. The Alliance’s goal is to fight Diabetes Type 2, one of the fast-growing diseases that now affects nearly 1 in 5 Sydney-siders. Diabetes Type 2 is largely a lifestyle disease, caused by poor diet and lack of exercise. For more information see Western Sydney Diabetes
In order to make a change to people’s consumption habits, we need to tick 3 boxes:
1. Make fresh food more easily available. Over the past few decades, many grocery stores have closed, and instead we’re seeing fast food outlets popping up all over Sydney. Box Divvy Hubs can start anywhere: in people’s garages and carports, in community and neighbourhood centres, and church halls and community gardens.
2. Reduce the cost. Research suggests that if you cut the cost of fruit and vegetables by 35%, consumption will leap by 25%. We can’t think of a more effective way to get people to eat more fresh and less processed food.
3. Help turn all this great fresh food into healthy, tasty meals. Your Hubster and local food bloggers will help you to do this.
The system is easy. You share boxes of fruit, vegetables and groceries with your Hub members & pay online.
It’s an opt out system meaning when you don't want an order you and cancel it. You need a credit or debit card to join with Visa or Mastercard on it. We don't take Amex or Maestro. There is no joining fee.
You MUST pay for the order BEFORE pick up or it's delivered.
There are two parts to ordering.
Starting Order and
Splits (Box Sharing)
STARTING ORDER (Must have)
If you don’t wish to login just take Starting Order as is. Typically $20-$25 but each Hub is different.
Starting Order 8-10 items. You can take up to 3 things out. Amount you get is based on your household size. What you get based on your doing a weekly WISH LIST VOTE.
SPLITS (box sharing) OPT IN. Suggest 1 box to share or join others suggestions.
Fruit Veg comes weekly - You work together as a group divvy the box online, then when box sold goes into your order.
Bread comes weekly min order for whole group $30.
Groceries – ORDER THIS WEEK GET NEXT WEEK but you get what you want, freshly roasted nuts on order, packed dried fruit etc on order. In order to make this fresh ORDER this week and Delivery Following week. Group must reach $75 to get order through.This way we have have no food waste.
How will I know what I'm spending?
You have the cost of the Starting Order typically between $20-$25 plus the Splits you have joined and that get sold. So under MY ORDER you will see "Items (Max) Pending" so if ALL the Splits get sold this is the (Max) you will spend PLUS your Start Order. When orders processed a copy of your order goes into MY ORDERS under View.
Want a whole box?
If you wish a whole box and say it says 80 apples in a box then when you select how many you put in range Min 80 Max 81. This way you don’t get ‘bumped’ out of the box meaning others joining in that split.
When are cards charged?
At cutoff 9pm. Orders go to farmers they are paid. They pick and sort the following day. The day after ie two days after cutoff boxes arrive at Hub. Hubster packs your bag (you drop off bags and containers). Then pick up from them. Some Hubsters do home delivery if nearby for $7 You’d need to ask Hubster.
Your Hubster runs your Box Divvy Food Hub. You as a member communicate woth your Hubster directly. We are a community group working with farmers to make a change to the food system. Any issues should be courteously addressed to them with a photo (a must)
. They usually will give extras the following week to make up. They are a Food Warrior working hard to make a difference so please remember this when communicating with them and your patience is appreciated in resolving any issues that you might have.
Should there be any issues that you believe have been left unresolved by your Hubster or other issue you wish to draw to the Box Divvy Team attention then please do contact us.