Be a Neighborhood Co-op Owner!
Why be an owner? Because you believe in higher standards! Unlike corporate chains, food co-ops are independent businesses that exist to not bring wealth to investors but rather to enrich the community by promoting the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. By supporting the co-op, you have the power to create a stronger local food economy! Click here to learn more!
Vote April 9th-April 30th
Each year Co-op owners have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Co-op by voting in the Board of Directors election. All current owners will receive voting notification by receiving an annual report which includes a description of each candidate and voting instructions. In addition, we will send out emails, and we will post notifications in-store on our website and social media.
To view a digital copy of the Annual Report, click here
2022 Co-op Board Election
Join us for Owner Fest
As an owner of a grocery store, you are the force behind the Co-op’s success! Join us on April 30 for our Annual Owners Fest. Gain insight about your Co-op and join in the excitement of what’s to come. If we feel conditions are not safe for an in-person meeting, we will host a Zoom meeting in its place.
• Hosted at 17th Street BBQ, Murphysboro - 217 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966
• Enjoy dinner, drinks and fellowship
• Hear about the past year, the ups, downs, and the other
• We will announce our new board members
• Engage in a live Q & A
• Those in attendance will have a chance to win a Co-op gift card!
I support my Co-op because they believe in providing foods that are of higher standards than that of grocery giants.
- Co-op Owner
MARCH IS OWNER
March is one of our Owner Appreciation Months. Owners be sure to use your 10% off coupon to save on your total purchase. We want you to continue to shop when you feel most comfortable. Make sure you to tell your cashier that you want to use your savings.
Not an owner? It's easy to become one. If you sign up before or during the month of November, you will qualify for the discount. Ask a staff member for more information.
Co-op Shares are only $10 a month for ten months or a single $100 investment. There are lots of perks, plus it's fully refundable!
Couple other things you'll want to know...
Anyone in your household may use the account.
Co-op Shares are fully refundable.
You get to join us at Owners Fest. A year-end party where you get to meet other owners, eat and have fun. Great opportunity to learn all that is going on at the Co-op too!
Vote or run for the board.
Participate in our Owner Education Series - Our board recruits specialist to give presentations on various topics.
A copy of our Morsel and Annual Report is mailed directly to you.
We are part of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, along with over 200 other independent stores. Find more at StrongerTogether.Coop
Owner Appreciation Month
We have altered our practices by offering an Owner Appreciation coupon good toward any one transaction you choose during the month of March, May, August, and November! All owners in good standing receive 10% off their total purchase. (Coupons can only be used once, discount excludes consignment items). The owner is considered to be in good standing when their owner share payments are current or paid in full.
Owner Appreciation Month for 2022
Bylaws Guide Our Future
Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is proud of our long-standing roots in the Southern Illinois community. We work every day to strengthen our hometown and our local economy. We are committed to doing what's right for the community and our owners in ways that are relevant to the time in which we live.
Bylaws are rules that govern our Board of Directors and guide our future. All bylaws are voted on by our ownership. They are used to shape our future. Get a copy of the Co-op's Bylaws here.