How to become an owner
A Healthy Investment!
We welcome you to become a co-owner of Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, a thriving consumer cooperative that serves its owners and the greater Sacramento community. Join us in supporting a sustainable, democratically controlled, economically fair form of business ownership! Click here to find out all the benefits of becoming a Co-op owner.
It’s simple to make this healthy investment! Just follow these simple steps:
- Complete an Owner Application and Agreement by printing and filling it out now or at the Customer Service Desk in our store. Pay as little as $25 towards the $300 FAIR SHARE investment (fully refundable) plus a $5 processing fee (nonrefundable). If you wish to pay the $300 all at once, you will receive a $30 Co-op gift card. If you wish to make investment payments, you’ll pay $25 every six months until you reach the $300 FAIR SHARE investment.
- You may add one household shopper to your owner account for an additional $5 card fee. Your household shopper will receive the same benefits when shopping.
- An SNFC staff member will issue you an owner card as well as a card for any household shoppers you may have.
- Present your owner card every time you shop to have your patronage tracked and to receive any applicable discounts.
It’s Easy to Join!
Must be a California resident
To download the Co-op’s Owner Application and Agreement form, see below. (The file is in PDF format and must be downloaded with Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download a free copy from Adobe).
To join the Co-op now, simply print out the application and agreement, fill it out and either mail it with payment or bring it to the Customer Service Desk at the store to complete the process of becoming an owner of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.
To remain a current owner, you must make payments toward your $300 fair share every six months. Only current owners are eligible for owner benefits. You can always ask a cashier to tell you when your next investment is due and what is the remaining balance of your investment account. Share payments can be made at our store registers.
If you have any administrative questions related to being a Co-op owner, please e-mail us.