For some, a $40 commitment to Open Harvest puts membership out of reach, due to financial hardship. Occasionally, we encounter people that have a strong desire to be member-owners, yet face economic hardship.
We can now offer Membership Grants to 12 people each year (one per month). These one-year grants are intended for people who want to join and support the co-op, but can't afford membership at this time. After one year, if the member is financially unable to renew membership, they have the option of re-applying for another membership grant.
If you know of someone who might benefit from this, they can come into the store and ask a cashier for a membership question form, fill it out and we will contact them. If you have questions about this program, contact Sherri at 475-9069.