Hillsboro Food Co-op is a community-owned, cooperative grocery store start-up coming to the downtown area of Hillsboro, Oregon. The Co-op became incorporated with the State of Oregon in 2013. Today the Board of Directors continues to be comprised entirely of volunteers who are passionate about bringing a grocery cooperative to downtown Hillsboro. In 2020 the Board completed a Market Study, and in 2021 the Board began the formation of our Site Selection, Business Plan, and Capital Campaign committees. These three committees are working in conjunction with each other to prepare our cooperative for the critical step of committing to a site and securing the funding needed for the expenses that will help us reach opening day including construction, hiring a general manager, and more! As of early 2023, the Capital Campaign Committee is working to prepare us for a robust Capital Campaign so that our Site Selection Committee can engage with a realtor to select a site.
The Board is working under the guidance of a national nonprofit consulting firm, Food Co-op Initiative (FCI). The initiative was formed with the specific function of helping startup food cooperatives.
As a startup, we are a volunteer-driven organization. It is thanks to the tireless work of our volunteers that has brought us to this exciting stage and helped us recruit the support of nearly 900 owners. Want to help make a difference in our community? Your time and talents can help as a volunteer can help us reach opening day sooner!
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Vision, Mission & Values
We envision a community-owned grocery store that provides thoughtfully selected products, connects shoppers to our local food system, and strengthens our community.
Through the feasibility and planning stage of our development, we will follow our mission to mobilize our community to open a cooperatively-owned grocery store in Hillsboro that supports our region.