Ownership

Everyone is welcome.

Your ownership in the Cook County Co-op allows us to support local producers, provide our employees with benefits, and donate directly to organizations working to create a healthy and sustainable community. For questions or account updates, contact us.  


Cost & Sign-up

– Sign-up must be completed in-person
– Ask for owner information at the register or complete this ownership application and bring it into the store

Full lifetime ownership is $120
– You may pay everything at once, or make installments of $12 at whatever pace you choose (note: you’ll be prompted at the register quarterly/every 3 months)
– Benefits begin with your first payment and scholarships are available


Owner Benefits

Monthly
Owner Appreciation Day: 5th of each month – owners receive free coffee & tea and 5% off most items
Wellness Wednesday: 3rd Wednesday of each month – everyone receives 10% off most wellness items

Annual
– Owner rebate earnings: When we profit, you profit
– Vote for Board of Directors: Be part of choosing our leaders

All Times
– 20% off special orders (10% for meat)

Savings for Everyone
– Bi-weekly sales: Co-op deals change approximately every two weeks with sales in every aisle


Community Reinvestment

– Support local producers – 20% local product sales and scholarships for producers
– Donate in our community – Share with local organizations so they can serve
– Provide fair wage jobs – 35+ jobs with health insurance, profit-sharing and retirement
– Invest in sustainable practices – From renewable energy to maintenance and packaging
Advocate for organic – 30% organic product sales


Refunds & Cancellations

If you are moving on, just complete the termination form (linked below in Resources & Forms) and send it to us via email or drop it off.

Refunds are made within 90 days of a written request. You may sign a form in the store or email us. Our board of directors reviews terminations monthly.


Resources & Forms

Bylaws or other public documentation – please contact us

Financial Assistance Programs

Change of Address Form

Termination of Ownership Form