571 South Avenue
Rochester, Ny 14620
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(585) 454-COOP
(585) 454-2667

You Can Own It

Becoming a Shareholder

If you are looking for a way to support the Co-Op, becoming a shareholder is the way to go!

Read all about what being a shareholder means below – and when you’re ready, you can sign up on this page too!

Have a Question?

Call us at (585) 454-2667

What does it mean to be an owner?

A co-op owner participates in the decision making.

They can take part in the election of a Board of Directors at the co-op’s annual meeting, and vote on any amendments to the bylaws proposed by the Board. So, in addition to getting the products and services you need, you also have a voice in how Abundance Food Co-Op is run as a business.

No annual fees.

The money you pay ($100) is the price for a share, not a membership fee. You pay it once and that’s it. It is not an annual fee. Co-op owners, by purchasing a share and through shopping with us, invest capital that is used to operate the store on a daily basis.

Not like other grocery stores.

When you become a new shareholder of Abundance, you don’t “join” the co-op, you become an owner. At our co-op, there’s no approval process or interview–anyone can become a shareholder, an owner, of our grocery store (literally). That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.

Benefits of Co-Op Ownership

All are welcome at Abundance. You don’t have to be an owner to shop, but once you’ve discovered the benefits of shopping with us, you might be interested in the benefits of becoming an owner, too.


  • Help build a stronger local economy and community
  • Choose one day a month to get 10% off of your purchase on most regularly priced items*
  • Get discounts on special orders
  • Take advantage of owner-only deals
  • Share in the profits: receive possible dividend payouts relative to how much you spend
  • Vote for candidates to join the Board of Directors at annual meetings
  • Vote on bylaw amendments and other items as proposed by the Board of Directors
  • Run to be elected to the Board of Directors

*Discount does not apply to items already on sale or at a reduced price. Some low margin items, like eggs, milk and beer are also not included. 



Become a Co-op Owner!

Once you’ve filled out the form, you will be taken to a payment screen (PayPal).

The cost of a share is $100. A share purchased online includes a $3.30 PayPal transaction fee for a total of $103.30.

You will be sent a copy of your application for your records when we process your payment. Benefits (except the right to vote) will begin right away.

A new owner packet will be sent to you in the mail. It will include your share certificate, membership card, a pointer to the bylaws of our cooperative, and helpful information on making the most of your co-op benefits.

Purchase a Share

New Owner Information

Enter name of person applying for ownership. Joint applications are not permitted.
(US only)
Your email will be used for shareholder-related information, such as meeting notices and voting information.

Pay With PayPal

A share is a one-time purchase, there are no annual fees or recurring costs. A share purchased online is $103.30 ($100 for the share plus $3.30 to PayPal).

Find Us:

571 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 454-COOP
(585) 454-2667

Our Hours:

Monday: 10AM - 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM- 8PM
Wednesday: 10AM- 8PM
Thursday: 10AM- 8PM
Friday: 9AM- 8PM
Saturday: 10AM- 8PM
Sunday: 9AM- 8PM