Become An Owner!
Owners of the Davis Food Co-op
- own fully-refundable shares in an independent, cooperatively-run business,
- enjoy special coupons and offers,
- save on Owner Extras (20 different items each month, discount 20% for Owners only!),
- support local farms, local artisans and our local food system,
- receive a Patronage Refund (when allocated by the Board),
- are eligible for free tickets to our Annual Owner Meeting & dinner,
- vote in Co-op elections, and
- enjoy a 30-Day Return Policy–no receipt necessary.
Joining Is Easy
Fill out an application at the registers, purchase your first $10 worth of shares, pay a $5 processing fee, and congratulations! You're an Owner and Shareholder of the Co-op. Read our Expanded Membership Disclosure Document here.
The Annual Investment Is $20
Owners invest $20 each calendar year until they've accrued $300 in Davis Food Co-op shares. Your annual share purchase is due the end of March, and keeps your Ownership active while providing the Co-op with working capital. Your shares are fully refundable.
Exemptions & Extensions
Owners who are experiencing financial hardship may apply for an Extension of the reinvestment deadline, and pay their $20 annual share investment gradually. If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, please apply for an Exemption from the year’s share investment requirement. If granted, we’ll send you notice. Make sure we have your current contact info! Please print out and complete this form and mail to the store, or give it to a cashier the next time you shop.
An inactive membership can be placed back in good standing with a share investment of $20 in the current year - email if you have questions.
Owners of the Co-op who are experiencing acute financial hardship or paying for groceries with EBT or WIC vouchers may be entitled to our 5% "Community Discount." Please fill out this form to apply.
Need A Key Card?
Request new Co-op cards or key cards for people in your household here.
Your Shares Are Fully Refundable
You may withdraw your Ownership at any time by filling out this withdrawal form, and you may request a refund or donate your shares to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Howard Bowers Fund for training and education at food co-ops. Another way to withdraw is to mail a letter containing your name, signature, the date, the statement "I wish to cancel my Ownership and withdraw (or donate) my shares," and a mailing address to which we may send a check for your share investment, to
Davis Food Co-op
620 G Street
Davis, CA 95616-3753
Refund checks take between four and ten weeks to process.
Update Your Address & Get Valuable Coupons
Update your contact info here.
Subscribe To Our Emails & Newsletter
Opt-in to receive our Weekly Specials or our monthly eNewsletter here.
Non-Owners Are Welcome. Tell A Friend!
Everyone is welcome to shop, and in 2015 we removed a "surcharge" that non-Owners used to pay for groceries. Only Owners may vote, receive special coupons and deals, and receive a Patronage Refund. There are many benefits (see top of page) that make Ownership a financial no-brainer. And there's the feeling that comes from investing in community and being part of an organism that supports sustainable systems, better options for farms, more choices for families and a lighter impact on the planet. If you're an Owner, encourage people you know to join. Co-op ownership is a great way to invest in the future.