Look at the Difference…

Traditional Grocery Store or North Flint Food Market 

  1. Traditional stores are in the community, but NFFM will be part of the community.
  2. At a traditional store patrons buy food offered to them versus the NFFM where we will have the ability to dictate the quality of available foods including organic and locally sourced goods.
  3. There is no comparison... we need to support each other by shopping at a community owned grocery store versus a traditional store.

WE NEED THE NORTH FLINT FOOD MARKET COOPERATIVE!

The North Flint Food Market Cooperative (NFFM) is Flint’s first cooperative grocery.  The location of the market will be in North Flint along the Pierson Road Corridor.  A co-op is different from a traditional grocery story because it is owned by its members.  Consumers purchase memberships to provide investment into the development of the store.  Their investment also gives them a voice in how things are developed for the store.  Both individuals and organizations can purchase membership in the cooperative.  

Let’s Build Our Cooperative

 "We Own It"   "We Own It"    "We Own It"       "We Own It"     "We Own It"        "We Own It"             

Healthier Foods

Everyone will have the ability to purchase food at the market when it opens, however only members will receive certain perks.  When the market opens for business, residents will have access to healthy foods produced using sustainable agricultural practices.  Shoppers will be able to purchase products from organic farms and from small-scale family producers.  

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Jobs

The North Flint Food Market will provide employment and job training opportunities for local residents.  The goal will be to create careers not just jobs for residents who live in nearby neighborhoods.  Individuals who work at the market will have advancement opportunities allowing them to establish long-term employment.  

Jobs In Our Community

Wealth In Our Community

A co-op is different from a traditional grocery story because it is owned by its members.  Consumers purchase memberships to provide investment into the development of the store.  The member slogan “We Own It” demonstrates the true investment every membership makes into the Co-op.  

How to Build Are Wealth

Businesses

Your initial investment can be paid in multiple installments and provides your business with a lifetime membership.  It will provide you with access to special discounts, member sales and paid annual dividends.

Why Your Business

Organizations

Your investment provides your lifetime membership.  It will provide you with access to special discounts, member sales and paid annual dividends.  The discounts can be used to purchase food for events and fundraisers helping you connect with your other partners in the community at a lower cost.  

Ways To Cooperate With Your Organization

Residents

The member slogan “We Own It” demonstrates the true investment every membership makes into the Co-op.  Becoming an owner is also establishing a legacy that can be passed down from generation to generation.  Not only will you have access to discounts and healthy food now, your children and grandchildren will also benefit from this legacy.  

How Your Home Benefits

Ubuntu

 The quality of being human


        Our Community Our Grocery Store

"I Am We"

"A person is a person through other people"

"One finger cannot pick up a grain"

Ujamaa

Collective Cooperation



Working together to grow our community into a safer social environment

Seven Cooperative Principles

Over 100 Years Guiding Co-ops 



1.Voluntary and open membership

2.Democratic member control

3.Member economic participation

4.Autonomy and independence

5.Education, training and information

6.Cooperation among cooperatives

7.Concern for community