Hillsboro Food Co-op is a cooperative grocery store start-up coming to downtown 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 2019, after gaining support of over 500 member-owners, the Board began working toward completing a Market Study and launching a Capital Campaign. In 2022, with nearly 800 owners, we have completed a Market Study and have active committees for Site Selection and Business Planning. The pieces are getting ready to come together!
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. Under the model provided by FCI, reaching the 500 member-owner milestone signifies reaching the latter phase of the Feasibility and Planning Stage.
Learn more: https://www.fci.coop/
With increased support, the Co-op has been able to stay on-pace with FCI’s recommendations.
To read quarterly progress updates from the board, visit our blog.
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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.