Our co-op is always balancing its limited resources with the goals of providing healthy food at affordable prices, being a good employer, paying fair prices to our farmers and food producers, and meeting the diverse needs of this membership and community. This year our Co-op Conversations focused on Member-Owner discounts which have been growing at rapid rates over the past few years.

In January and February, a committee of Members, Council members and staff presented background information and gathered input at a series of meetings and interviews.  They used that feedback to develop a set of draft recommendations for possible changes to the discount program. Over the summer, the committee shared those draft recommendations and asked for feedback in a second round of meetings, interviews and a survey.  The summary report is now available here.   


Next Steps

Our Discount Steering Committee* will finalize its recommendations and present those to the Co-op’s management team which will make its final decision sometime in early 2018.

*Committee: Members-Owners - Catherine Lowther, Geraldine Vatan, Tyler Strange; Council Members - Alex Brown, Rita Ricketson, Mark Simakaski; Employees - Stephani Kononan, Kari Bradley; Consultant - Michael Levine, Flywheel Communications
You can submit questions and comments here.

Additional Resources 

Summary report for round 2
Final June survey results and all comments
Summary of non-survey comments
Small Group Discussion Agenda

Hunger Mountain Co-op is a community-owned natural food cooperative. It's the investment and support from our member-owners that makes our Co-op successful. Thank you again for your feedback!