Families in a New York neighbourhood have formed a grocery co-operative system to combat rising food prices.
Families in a New York neighbourhood have formed a grocery co-operative system to combat rising food prices. The system, which they call "The West Side Food Conspiracy", is operated by about two hundred families who rant at truck and take it in turns to go down shopping at a New York market -- afterwards returning to their neighbourhood and distributing it.
A family of six usually save at least fifteen dollars on a weekly food bill -- a substantial saving at New York Food prices. The scheme began a year ago with ten families, and has sinon become the best co-operative of its kind in the area. This film shows the families collecting their weekly food at the distribution point. It includes a voice-on-film comment from one of the organisers.