Welcome! In our Owner Area you will find resources to help you navigate being a part of an owner-run Food Cooperative. Get started below!
Monthly Work Requirement
There are three ways you can fulfill your monthly work requirement: working in the store, joining a committee and attending Monthly Co-op Meetings.
In-Store Work shifts
Help out at the store and complete your monthly 3-hour work requirement. If you need to cancel a shift please call or email the store at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance.
Traveling for a month or longer? Let us know and we will hold your work requirement. During your hold ownership pricing is also suspended.
Participation in meetings is a key way to stay up to date on Co-op affairs and contribute to Board, Committee, and Staff decision making. Check our Calendar for upcoming meetings.
HOUSEHOLD WORK CREDIT TRANSFER
Owners residing at the same residence as other owners are eligible to share banked work credit with those owners via the Household Work Credit Transfer form.
Committees are vital to the operation of the Co-op. Don't forget to report your committee work using the link below. Scroll down for a full list of our committees and more information on how to join.
Ownership and Work Exemption Options
Owners are required to contribute work on a monthly basis in order to access shopping benefits. Work requirements are variable, depending on Ownership Category (as detailed below), and Work Exemption Programs are available for special cases.
WORK EXEMPTION PROGRAMS
Owners who are eligible to register for a Work Exemption Program (detailed in the Ownership Manual), may fill out the form in store with a manager. Owners registered for eligible Work Exemption Programs may register surrogate shoppers via the Surrogate Shopper Registration form, available to fill out in the store.
Don't forget that eligible Owners can register surrogate shoppers and surrogate workers. Talk to a store manager for more information. Owners who wish to change their Ownership Category due to changes in eligibility and/or personal preference may do so by completing the Ownership Category Transition form.