Documentation

Kennett Square Food Co-op wants owners and shoppers who are informed about how their grocery store is governed. As a cooperatively owned business it is absolutely critical for everyone involved to have an understanding of how decisions are reached and who is responsible for what. The Bylaws are the foundational document that answers these questions. The complete and current version of the Co-op's Bylaws can be found here.

Another important resource is the Co-op's Member-Owner Agreement. This is a contract between the Cooperative and its owners that clearly lays out the responsibilities of both parties. Every member-owner must read, sign and follow the Owner Agreement to be in good standing and receive all of the benefits of ownership.

Transparency is at the heart of how the Co-op functions. To this end, the Board of Directors will publish the minutes of all of their public meetings.

Lastly, the Co-op operates with many policies that are set by the Board or membership to ensure good day-to-day operation. Access to all of these policies is addressed in the Co-op's Records Policy.