500 Members by January 31st!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

500 Members by January 31st!

MFC500-WEBLocal volunteers have extended their campaign to reach Montavilla Food Co-op’s current membership goal: the MFC 500. They are reaching out to residents, visitors, and supporters of the Montavilla neighborhood to recruit approximately 30 more members, for a total of 500 members by January 31. If the Co-op reaches its goal, one lucky member will receive a wellness package worth over $100 from local businesses.

Prospective members can sign up online or complete this form. The public is invited to promote this campaign on social media by liking and sharing posts from the Co-op’s Facebook page.

The public is invited to promote this campaign on social media by liking and sharing posts from the Co-op’s Facebook page and distributing campaign materials to their communities.

The Co-op has engaged a consultant from Cooperative Development Services, a non-profit organization that helps establish food co-ops across the United States. Their proven model includes three stages of development with member thresholds. The Co-op reached its first member threshold earlier this year, when it achieved 400 members–a sign of early success. Co-ops are expected to grow to 500 members during the next stage of feasibility.

The Montavilla Food Co-op seeks to establish a cooperative grocery store in the Montavilla neighborhood of east Portland. It is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. Board meetings are open to the public. Volunteers have recruited 470 members as of January 7.

The Co-op is based on seven cooperative principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Members’ economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community

For more info please contact: media@montavilla.coop

Campaign Materials

Poster
Postcards

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