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How Do I become an Owner?

At this time, we are in phase one of our co-op development and working on incorporating. Soon you will be able to buy owner shares, however we continue to accept donations. (Stay up to date on when we offer owner shares by subscribing to our newsletter.)

Owner shares and donations are different and here is a brief description of the two.

Ownership vs. Donations

Ownership is really the primary vehicle to starting up a co-op business. Ownership is not a donation, but rather an actual share in the company with specific benefits and responsibilities.

Donations are given by folks who believe in this project and want to support the grass roots, start-up phase and help jump start this project to make it happen. Any donation is appropriate, anything that will help us reach our million dollar goal to help open our doors and serve our community. Track our progress and see what your money is doing by signing up for our newsletter, following us on Facebook and checking our website for our blog. Since we are not yet incorporated, tax-deductible donations can be made at this time through our current sponsor, Sustainable Solano (501c3). You can choose to pay online.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To donate online click the button below. This will take you to the Sustainable Solano website. Once there, click on their donate button located in the right hand column and follow the instructions. Make sure to write “Donate to Cultivate Community Food Co-op” in the “Add Special Instructions” box.


Or you can mail a check to: Sustainable Solano, P.O. Box 1215, Benicia, CA  94510. In the memo of the check please write “Donate to Cultivate Community Food Co-op.” Please also let us know you have sent a check by e-mailing us at