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Membership is Actually the Coolest. Easy. Fun. Social.
Volunteer in our store for 2 hours each week and serve on a committee and you'll:
- Receive a 10% discount on all purchases!
- Become an owner of the Berkeley Student Food Collective, with a vote on our most important decisions!
- Elect, and be eligible to run for, the organization's Board of Directors!
- Receive a monthly newsletter with updates, volunteer opportunities, and specials!
It's the best thing that ever happened to anyone! Membership is open to EVERY BODY, not just students.
Membership Meetings are every other Tuesday at 7pm.
Membership Structure fundamentals:
1. Your basic 2-hr a week shift:
Your being here helps us stay open and lovely. Without the volunteer shifts, the store would have boxes and dirt everywhere, dishes piled high, no yummy homemade food, and it would be general pandemonium. You get to meet and bond with the people on your shift, learn about and share all the amazing stories behind our products, and chat with our customers who are oftentimes the coolest people.
In committees, you get to meet a larger group of BSFC-ers with similar interests and have a time and space to create and implement BSFC-related projects. You get to engage in the more business manage-y side of running a cooperative educational grocery store, like finding the most ethical food, educating the community about food justice, empowering fellow members, ensuring our financial stability, and keeping our practices in line with BSFC and nonprofit policies.
3. Membership meetings:
This is where the full strength of the collective (100+ peeps) can come together and meet, share ideas, discuss Collective matters, etc. It's the only time members from different committees get to come together and share what they've been working on. You can get informed on upcoming events and general announcements, and debate and vote on big-scope issues that can't be resolved in committees because they affect all members. (BTW-- it's a BSFC policy that we maintain quorum to make decisions, meaning we need a certain percentage of membership there to validate the vote. So it's super important to come!)
Elena, our membership coordinator, is also planning on making these meetings a forum to learn about and discuss current event issues related to our mission- email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get in on that!
Passionate about our project? We need your help! Your donation will help fund educational initiatives in the community and help us continue selling our products with minimal markups (if any profits!) so we can continue to supply our customers with healthy and sustainable alternatives, regardless of economic status!
Interested in joining?
Head over to our Contact form and let us know or shoot membership an email at email@example.com!
Interested in a Committee?
Our committees are one of the best ways for BSFC-ers to get involved in the inner workings of the food collective!
Check out our Current Committees