Working to Build Community and Bring Good Food to Bushwick
 

Owner Area

Welcome! Our Owner Area is filled with quick links to common tasks, information about our Committees & position needs, plus valuable contact forms for each Committee. In addition, you will find resources to help you navigate being a part of a owner-run Food Cooperative. Get started below!

 

In-Store Work shifts

Help out at the store and complete your monthly 3-hour work requirement. Please review how to record hours, and scroll down to learn how to cancel a shift.

Meetings

Your participation in meetings is vital to the operations of the Co-op. Please check our Calendar for upcoming meetings.
 

Committee participation

Owners can invest their time outside of the store by joining a variety of committees that are vital to the operation of the Co-op. Scroll down for a list of our committees.

 
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How to be an Owner

One thing the Co-op is not, is a discount warehouse. We are instead an owner-run and sustained non-profit organization. We cannot function without our owners investing their time in the store or on a committee, as well as monetarily by shopping and making an equity investment. Learn more below about what it means to be an owner of our Co-op, and how to participate!

Ownership Manual

 
 

Surrogate Shopper Registration

Need someone to shop for you? No problem, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch about your surrogate shopper's status.

surrogate worker registration

Need someone to work a shift for you? No problem, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch about your surrogate worker's status.

request OWNERSHIP Holds

Traveling for a month or longer? Let us know and we can put your membership on hold so you're not accruing work hours you need to fulfill while you're away. 

 
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Co-op Bylaws

The bylaws are an important document that outlines how the Co-op is governed.

Bylaws of Bushwick Food Cooperative      

 
 
 

RESIGN OWNERSHIP

Have to leave the Co-op? While we hate to see you go, we ask that you fill out our exit survey to process your request. Questions can be directed to our Ownership Committee.

Meeting Minutes

Weren't able to attend a meeting? Want to get to know the Co-op better and see what we're up to? This resources holds meeting minutes for all Committees.

 
 
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Committees

Our Committees are a critical function of our Co-op. Just like any functioning business, people are needed to help maintain both the legal and functional structure of the Co-op, in order to provide our community with affordable access to ethical, organic, and local foods. Please consider helping the Co-op by joining a Committee today!

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Board of directors

The Board seeks dedicated owners to join the team, working closely to help guide the Co-op toward its mission of social and environmental sustainability. Board members are responsible for keeping the Co-op financially stable, and for making decisions in the best interests of the Co-op and its owners.

 

Open Positions

  • Board Members
 
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communications

The Communications Committee consists of Social Media, Newsletter, Blog & Branding. Our goal is to consistently create engagement & provide up-to-date information for our owners. Help is desperately needed, so please reach out!

 

Open Positions

  • Co-Chair
  • Blog Writers
  • Graphic Designers
 
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facilities

The Facilities Committee is in charge of the store's upkeep, interior design, procuring, fabrication & installation of display furniture & appliances. We are looking for leadership, helping hands, and anyone with experience building things.
 

 

Open Positions

  • Hands-on Help
  • Manual Labor
  • Task Force
 
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finance

The Finance Committee is a vital part of the success of the Co-op, and is in charge of balancing the books, creating & maintaining solvency, and running inventory. Immediate positions are needed to help keep the Co-op on track for a successful 2018!

 

Open Positions

  • Co-Chair
  • QB Bookkeepers
  • Inventory Team
  • Task Force
 
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governance

The Governance Committee is dedicated to overseeing the Co-op as a whole, helping to organize its internal structure and make sure that we are meeting both our community's needs and the State's requirements to run as a non-profit cooperative. We need your help, please reach out today!
 

 

Open Positions

  • Employee Manual Consultant
  • Task Force
 
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Technology

The Technology Committee is responsible for making sure our POS system is running smoothly, and the appropriate hardware is functioning so we can streamline our checkout efficiency. On the back end, IT oversees the important IT systems that allow the Committees to work efficiently. Calling all who love technology!

 

Open Positions

  • Co-Chair
  • Coders
 
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OWNERSHIP

The Ownership Committee oversees both new and existing owners, their work hours & equity investments. Orientations are a vital part of successfully on-boarding new owners - please reach out if you'd like to meet new people & help grow our Co-op!

 

Open Positions

  • Orientation Helpers
  • Orientation Task Force
 
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outreach

The Outreach Committee is integral to our mission to bring education and resources about healthy food options to the Bushwick community. Join us in spreading the love, meeting your neighbors and having fun doing it!

 

Open Positions

  • Event Coordinators
  • Minute Taker
  • Community Liaison
  • Social Media Liaisons
 
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Sourcing

The Sourcing Committee is responsible for stocking our store with all of the healthy goodies you love to consume. We're always looking for foodies who want to help source delicious and ethical foods, and create great relationships with our Vendors. Reach out today!

 

Open Positions

  • Vendor Researchers
  • Vendor Relations