Food Connect’s City Cousins are all over Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Volunteers in a unique community food system, our City Cousins provide a safe location for your Food Connect order to be delivered to and kept safe until you collect it (e.g. on a garage, deck, school room, shop front). They are a friendly face, a helping hand, and a community cross-pollinator. When you become a subscriber of Food Connect Brisbane, you can choose the most convenient City Cousin location to you – it could be close to your home, place of work, or even on a regular route you travel. City Cousins are open a few hours on the day of your food delivery, usually in the evening, giving you plenty of time to collect your box.
We have a network of around 60 City Cousins, from Ipswich to Birkdale and from Samford to Palm Beach, who volunteer a space at their homes as a pick up point for the weekly Food Connect delivery. If you would like to find your nearest City Cousin, use this City Cousin location map for Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Why we love our City Cousin network?
- City Cousins are households, community groups and small businesses passionate about fair, healthy and sustainable food, and are active in promoting these values in their community.
- Reduced food miles by providing a space throughout the suburbs to ensure you don’t have far to travel to support local food.
- Connecting like-minded people in your area, helping communities to share and thrive. We like to think of it as lowering the neighbours’ fences in our city.
Becoming a City Cousin
We’re always looking for more keen folks to help their neighbours connect with local food in their local area. If you’d like to set-up in suburb not currently serviced by Food Connect, give us a call on 3216 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll email you the City Cousin Handbook with all the details.
Meet some our City Cousins
Laura and Johnathan McDonald (Annerley)
Suzi Robertson (Carina)
Maria and Luke Sbeghen (Moorooka)
Nev and Kim Reis (Salisbury)
Suzanne Lister (Northgate)
Spiral Community Hub (West End)
Christine Nonn & family (Ellen Grove)