A cooperative is a community initiative. We need to have 50% ownership be in the community. This way, one large corporation or bank cannot call all of the shots. Each owner gets one vote and there is equality; the member community at-large is responsible for our store. We need the support of the community to raise equity and work our way toward opening our doors. Without the cooperation of the community, there is no store. Helps us reach our goals and take back control of our food system!