S.H.A.R.E. = Supporting Households and Reaching Everyone

Dear Co-op Members and Shoppers,                      

During this time of increasing need for members of our community, I wanted to explain the SHARE program that is currently offered by the co-op.  The SHARE Program was originally introduced in 2017 and it has slowly grown over the past few years.  The acronym SHARE stands for “Supporting Households and Reaching Everyone” and the name encompasses the purpose of the program which is to increase access to healthy local foods for all.  The SHARE program gives a 10% discount on all eligible purchases each time a member shops. Please see the below FAQs for more information or reach out to me directly at outreach@risingtide.coop Thank you for your continued support. 

S.H.A.R.E. Program Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How does it work?

The SHARE program provides a 10% discount on all purchases (excluding alcohol, sale, & Basics items) for community members receiving SNAP, WIC, SSI, or Pell Grant benefits.

  • How can I pay for my groceries using SHARE?

Although qualifying for WIC and SSI qualifies you to participate in this program, we cannot accept either as a form of payment. Currently, we can accept SNAP, cash, debit/credit, and checks as payment. 

  • How do I apply?

You can fill out the application HERE or simply ask a cashier for an application. When completed a cashier will need to finish the application with you by verifying one qualifying document of one of the programs listed above and one form of photo ID(example: Driver’s License, EBT card, Student ID, Passport etc.). Your application will be processed in 5-10 business days. We will contact you via the information given.

  • Do I have to be a member-owner?

Yes, you will need to become a member-owner. You can pay the $10/year equity upon approval of your application and receipt of your member-owner card. 

  • How do I use my discount?

Your discount will be linked to your member-owner card, so please give the cashier your member card or your name before every purchase. You will need to reapply for this program and pay your member equity on an annual basis.