May 17, 2021

The past year was difficult for many but through it all, support from our Owners and the hard work of our amazing staff helped the Davis Food Co-op continue to thrive. Nobody could anticipate the pandemic’s effect on our community’s patronage, or our staff’s ability to handle such high demand, but the resilience of both led to a strong and profitable year for our co-op. For these reasons, the Board of Directors has decided to issue Patronage Refunds to give everyone back part of the profit from their own purchases.

The Patronage Refund can be claimed as store credit, cash or eGift Card by the main account Owner with a valid ID on their next visit to the store.


For in-store shoppers looking to receive store credit
, bring your basket to check out and ask the cashier to apply your patronage refund. The cashier will then total up your order, apply your refund, and inform you if any leftover balance remains on either your order or your refund. The refund can only be claimed by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping.

For in-store shoppers looking to receive a cash refund, simply visit a register or the Customer Service Desk and tell the cashier that you would like to cash out your patronage refund. The refund can only be claimed by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping.

For in-store shoppers looking to receive a check or eGift Card, you will need to fill out this form. You can either print this form out at home and fill it out ahead of time or request one at the Customer Service Desk. The completed form will have to be turned in to a Front End Supervisor by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping. Checks will take a few days to arrive in the mail but eGift Cards should be loaded by your next transaction.

For Curbside Pickup shoppers looking to receive store credit, you will need to make your purchase in store. Unfortunately, we are unable to automatically upload patronage refund amounts to Curbside Pickup accounts. The refund can only be claimed by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping.

For Curbside Pickup shoppers looking to receive a cash refund, you will need to visit a register or the Customer Service Desk in store and the tell the cashier that you would like to cash out your patronage refund. We are unable to bring cash out of the store for Curbside Pickup customers. The refund can only be claimed by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping.

For Curbside Pickup shoppers looking to receive a check or eGift Card, you will need to fill out this form. You can either print this form out at home and fill it out ahead of time or request one during your Curbside Pickup by asking for a Front End Supervisor. The completed form will have to be turned in to a Front End Supervisor by the main account Owner with a valid ID, regardless of who does the shopping. Checks will take a few days to arrive in the mail but eGift Cards should be loaded by your next transaction.

Any further questions about Patronage Refund can be directed to membership@davisfood.coop or the Customer Service Desk. Thank you again for your continued support of the Co-op!