Spring 2019 Membership App is here
Welcome to the Food Collective,
our people-powered grocery store. We have one of the most radical and innovative businesses in the United States, and we want your help running it. You can find the link to the membership app at the bottom of this page.
Students at UC Berkeley opened the Food Collective in 2010 to gain control over our food system to make it better. We do this by running an educational grocery store: we want our customers to know more about our food system; we want our members to know more about food business; and we want to have it stocked with affordable, healthy, sustainable, and community-sourced food.
Members work in the store on a weekly basis and on committees to earn a 10% discount on all our food, elect our Board of Directors, guide the direction of our committees, and deliberate, collaborate and vote on critical store issues.
As we enter our 8th year in operation, we'll be looking toward expanding our operations into new and innovative business models (and new locations!). It's going to be our most exciting semester yet — glad to have you aboard!
WHAT ARE THE MANDATORY RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP?
- A 2-hour regular weekly shift in the storefront
- Attendance at 1 hour bimonthly committee meetings
- Once-a-month workshops (2 hours max)
TOTAL: 12 hours per month; average ~3 hours per week
We’d be more than happy to answer them! Email our staff member, Jeff, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the store at 510.845.1985.