Announcing Our Annual Meeting + Celebration

Our Annual Meeting is always a great opportunity to connect with our community, eat delicious food, and hear about what your Co-op has been up to lately.

Every year hundreds of people in our community come together over tasty food at the Co-op’s Annual Celebration (and Meeting). It’s the kickoff to our Board Elections, and a great opportunity to participate in our democratically owned and operated business.

What: Portland Food Co-op Annual Celebration (and Meeting)
When: April 18th, 6-9pm
Where: 72 Federal Street (right behind the Co-op)
Who: All Member-Owners and their guests
Why: It’s YOUR voice, and YOUR co-op – come make your voice heard, eat tasty food, connect with community members, and swing to some sweet tunes

6pm Community Chat
Enjoy light snacks and share some ideas about the Co-op
Meet and greet with Board candidates

6:45pm Co-op Annual Update
Report from our General Manager
Kickoff to Board Elections

7:30 Democracy, Dessert, Dancing
Gorgeous Gelato and other yummy offerings
Interactive feedback opportunities + opening of the polls
Starting at 8pm, local contra band Dance Panther will offer beginner-level, gender-neutral, swing-yer-partner fun!

We hope to see you there!

The Annual Meeting is also the kickoff to our Board Elections.

In order to vote in our Board Elections, you must: a) be a Member-Owner of the Co-op, b) be in good standing (equity payments up-to-date) as of 8pm on March 29th, and c) have shopped at the Co-op between March 29, 2016 and March 29, 2017.

We operate under the principle of “one Member-Owner, one vote.” Only the listed Member-Owner gets to vote — household members who use a Member-Owner’s account for purchasing privileges are not eligible to vote.

Voting will open at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th, and will close 10 days later, on Friday, April 28th.