We envision a community-owned grocery store that provides thoughtfully selected products, connects shoppers to our local food system, and strengthens our community.
WILL YOU JOIN US?
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Mail a check with your printed application to:
Hillsboro Food Co-op
PO Box 3953
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(please no cash or money orders)
To grow our cooperative grocery store to opening day! We envision a community-owned grocery store that provides thoughtfully selected products, connects shoppers to our local food system, and strengthens our community. If that’s a mission you can get behind, you can invest in it by becoming an HFC owner. Plus, there are some addition
How Much Does it Cost to Join?
A full equity share is $200 for one individual. Payments can be made in full or through a payment plan. The membership can be used by all individuals in the household, but only the member who signed up is able to vote in elections.
What if the $200 Member Share Price is a Barrier to Me?
There are monthly and quarterly payment plans available. You can be a member for as little as $20 each calendar quarter until the full $200 amount is paid!
Additionally, if you qualify for SNAP, WIC, or any other food assistance program, there may be funds available to help you join! Learn more about our Sponsored Ownership Program here.
- At this stage, member-owners can revel in having invested in a progressive social enterprise. Member-owner benefits will continue to develop as the store is established. Examples of benefits from currently operating food co-ops include owner-only product discounts or sale days.
- During profitable years, profits may be returned in the form of patronage dividends.
- Before opening day, you can access perks from a variety of HFC Owner Businesses!
Can I Get My Money Back?
Your member equity, up to $200, may be recoverable should you choose to leave the co-op, to be paid out as laid out in the bylaws. Now that we are preparing to select a site, the Board has determined it necessary to temporarily suspend member share equity refunds upon termination of membership in accordance with our bylaws. [Updated 8/22/2022]
If the co-op is not successful and is forced to dissolve, all member capital will be redistributed, minus the money spent in the organizational process. For example, if we spent 25% of the overall member account balance, every member-owner would lose 25% of their total member equity contribution.