Food Co-ops as Good Neighbors
Just because our doors aren’t yet open doesn’t mean that the Hillsboro Food Co-op isn’t busy in our community. While we are working to find a home for HFC, we are also growing our relationships with other businesses and with our Hillsboro friends and neighbors. By investing in our hometown, we get to enjoy the neighborly camaraderie that comes with working together to grow something special.
The Hillsboro Food Co-op has plenty of ways you can get involved as we continue moving toward our Opening Day. You can become a lifetime owner in this community market, volunteer, or both! We invite you to learn more about our journey and how you can be a part of it.
Investing in Hillsboro and Beyond
The downtown Hillsboro area is a wonderful place. With vibrant locally-owned stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and more, it’s a great spot to spend the day. It’s an honor to be part of this community and give back wherever we can.
Even though we don’t have our location set yet, we are invested in Hillsboro and eager to see it thrive. Food co-ops provide tremendous value to their communities, and we are excited to be part of the beautiful tapestry of life in Hillsboro.
Supporting Local Businesses
One significant way food co-ops such as HFC support the community is by patronizing and cheering on other local companies. We know that small businesses are the backbone of an economy. So whenever possible, the Hillsboro Food Co-op uses fellow small business services for our work, and we proudly support local companies through our online directory.
Local vendors AnchorPointe and Impact Sign Co. have been wonderful to work with and have helped us get our message out to the community. Building these relationships is at the heart of what our food co-op is all about.
HFC and other food co-ops understand that equitable access to nutritious food is a social responsibility. To that end, we prioritize people over profit as we grow our ownership base.
We’re excited to offer sponsorship options to support ownership opportunities for those who can’t yet afford the cost. These donations go toward funding an ownership share for someone receiving SNAP, WIC, or other assistance so that money isn’t a barrier to joining the HFC.
HFC in the Community
Food co-ops like HFC commit to helping meet their community’s need for adequate nutrition at an affordable price. One way we can do this is by supporting other non-profits working on the frontlines of this issue.
While working toward establishing our location and ownership, the Hillsboro Food Co-op has also raised money for the Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon Worker Relief Fund. These organizations provide food directly to those in need so that our friends and neighbors aren’t going hungry.
Food Is Part of the Fabric of Life
We all know that no one should go hungry. But we also know the reality: thousands of people right here in Hillsboro do not have consistent access to affordable and nutritious food. The Hillsboro Food Co-op is working to address that by creating a downtown grocery store owned by the community and designed to serve the community.
With your help, we can do this.
HFC invites you to join us as an owner or volunteer. We also gladly accept financial donations of any size as we work toward securing a permanent home for the co-op. Feel free to connect with us today to see how you can join us!