The Portland Food Co-op’s success in opening a storefront depends on community members like you becoming a Member-Owner.
Why become a Member-Owner? You’ll get: access to special discounts, such as member-owner appreciation sale days; a vote at the annual meeting; be able to take part in activities that give you a voice in the Co-op; receive a patronage rebate when the Co-op earns surplus income; be an owner in a cooperative business that is dedicated to our community and to the local economy; and meet people in the local food community at this vibrant gathering place.
A Member-Owner share is a one-time equity investment in the Co-op and costs $100. You can sign up online right now using the form below and choose to pay via credit card or by check. Once you click the “Join Now” button, you’ll then be redirected to payment options.
To ensure that ownership is accessible to everyone, the share may be paid in installments and we also offer a low-income option. If you prefer to sign up offline, or if you wish to pay in installments or with the low-income option, you can download this PDF. Just print it and follow the instructions for payment. Our mailing address is: 56 Hampshire St. Portland, ME 04101. If you have questions, click here for the FAQs.