What is the Working Shareholder Program?
BFC Shareholders can get a 5% discount on all purchases by working 2 hours per month. But Shareholders are not required to work – it’s completely optional. The roots of the Working Shareholder program go back to our origins, when we formed as a buying club in 1975. In those days everyone who bought food through the Co-op had to work – our first proper employee wasn’t even hired until a few years after the Co-op was formed! Today, employees do the lion’s share of the labor, but Shareholders still play an important role in supporting the work we do here at the BFC.