Healthy hampers is an amazing store and the backbone of my weekly shop. It is a co-op so you do have to be a member to shop there, but anyone can become a member for $25 and in your first shop you get $10 back ! $15 for the first year it is definetly worth it, especially when you save more then that in your first shop! It is truly great.
The shop firstly sells very heavily discounted stock to help assist those who are struggling. They are a not for profit organisation and are truly just there to help everyone. Last week I bought $40 worth of groceries that would have normally cost me towards $100 elsewhere. Last week I got a whole big bag of apples for 50cents, a whole bag of onions for 50cents, a huge lettuce for 50cents, three bundles of bok choy for free,a premade salald mix for 50cents, 1 kilo of bacon for $4 and lots of non perishable items such as rice, biscuits and chocolate! :-)
Their stock changes weekly so there is always something new, and the store is so fun to go into as you never know what amazing goodies you will find. It also helps that the Staff are so friendly and remember me by name and always take the time to ask me about my week, help me with my basket if it is too heavy and are always smiling.
My husband and I got married 3 months ago, and are trying to save to buy a car. We therefore have to watch every dollar we spend and having the Healthy Hampers co-op as our main shopping supplier has been a godsend.This store is really a hidden gem in the middle of Ipswich and truly deserves some type of reward for all they do for the community.
They are only open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 4.30pm I think, but it's worth taking the time to go there. The staff don't need to be charmed to give you the best stuff as they are just so willing anyway. However, the best time to go is in the morning when they open as you dont want to miss out on any of the best stock that will sell first. They do put out limited amounts at the start and refill as they day goes so I guess it just depends on the luck of the customers.