The Baker Food Co-op Tax Status Meeting

There will be an information meeting at the Co-op at 2 p.m. on Thurs.  April 16 for those interested in understanding why Baker Food Co-op is a cooperative with a sub chapter T status with the IRS. The difference between cooperative, for profit, non-profit and 501c3 tax status for food co-ops will be explained.  Learn why this tax status is so important to our Co-op and bring your questions.

Early Voting Instructions

Early voting for the Baker Food Co-op Board of Director nominees will begin Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Co-op.  In order to vote, contact a staff person (Carol, Jana or Pat), register your name and Co-op number, and you will be given a ballot. The ballots will be stored in the Co-op safe until they are counted with the ballots from the Member Owner Meeting on April 16, 2015 at 6 pm.

Attention Co-op Members


The Baker Food Co-op (BFC) is a member-owned and member-supported Co-op. The support of working members and the hours everyone puts in are invaluable and help keep the doors open.
But the Co-op needs additional support.

There is a real need for members interested in the future of the BFC to serve on the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Four director positions (vice president, secretary, and two director at large positions) are up for election in April this year. The terms for directors are two years.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a “true election” with more than one candidate for each position giving our members a choice? Remember Board of Director positions qualify for an “auto 30%” discount.

Are you ready to serve? If so, or for more information please contact our nomination committee, Sheri King (541-403-0164) and Sue Nelson (541-524-0447 or 541-519-5745), or any Board member by March 12th.

There are many ways to support your Co-op as a working member, and I appreciate everyone’s contributions realizing that everybody’s time is valuable. Yet I feel compelled to ask you to please consider another role than what you are currently doing.

Are you ready to serve?


Dennis Winkler, Board of Directors President