SNAP & Flower Program

FLOWER Membership

Flower Membership at the Concord Food Co-op

Fresh, Local & Organic Within Everyone’s Reach

Concord Food Co-op is happy to accept SNAP/EBT benefits as a form of payment at both of our stores! SNAP payments are valid towards all food grocery purchases, and may not be used on nonfood grocery items, supplements or body care, household products, alcohol, or our hot foods (per government-mandated exclusions. Click here to see a full list of exclusions and rules). If you have any questions about what your SNAP benefits are valid towards in our store specifically, feel free to ask our customer service department. They are happy to help!

In addition, customers who receive benefits from government-assistance programs may apply for a FLOWER Membership. Our special FLOWER Membership is the Co-op’s member-owner discount specifically designed to make our products more affordable for lower-income individuals and families. Eligible FLOWER participants will receive 15 percent off store purchases every day and an affordable membership to the Co-op. FLOWER fits the Co-op’s mission to “provide our community with high-quality natural and organic foods and environmentally sound products at reasonable prices” and opens the door to folks who would otherwise not be able to become Co-op members.

FLOWER means more people in our community coming together and supporting a dynamic, locally owned cooperative that is committed to offering healthier food choices. Individuals currently receiving assistance from certain government programs will receive a total discount of 15 percent at our stores and a total of four years to complete the membership investment. This discount applies to all items in the store including our “Co-op Value Price” items (everyday low prices on specific products in our stores) and our Co+op Deals sales (items that appear in our biweekly sales flyer).

Current and new member-owners qualify for FLOWER if they currently receive assistance from one of the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Medicaid
  • Free School Lunch Program

How do you apply? Applications are available from any cashier, or click here to download and print your copy. Completed applications can be submitted to either store. As a FLOWER member-owner participant, you may make annual membership payments in place of quarterly payments until the full membership investment is completed. The FLOWER discount lasts for one year, and program participants will need to reapply annually. FLOWER membership, like all Co-op memberships, is an individual membership, good for one adult and family members living within your household.