Becoming a Member

There are various types of memberships in the cooperative. However, people can purchase through the hubs without becoming a member as well. The main memberships are Consumer Member, Supporter Member, and Trader Member.

Consumer Member

Why consumer membership?

This membership is for people that want to support Kent Food Hubs CIC in doing what it does. Consumer members use the Hubs to do their shopping on a regular basis and want to save a little bit of money when doing so.

What is in it for me?

You will be benefitting from the discounted rate in any of the Food Hubs across Kent (instead of us adding 12% on top of the prices the traders choose for their products we will only add 10% when you are shopping). If you also like to become a formal member of Kent Food Hubs CIC you can. This enables you to vote at the Annual General Meeting and influence the work Kent Food Hubs does in democratic ways.

Why not check out our signup pages. Go there to sign up!

Supporter Member

Why this membership?

This membership is for people that want to support Kent Food Hubs CIC in doing what it does. Supporter members not only purchase through the Hubs but also acknowledge all the work that goes into making this beautiful thing happen. They realise that we are a not-for-profit and that a lot of what Kent Food Hubs does comes about due to the passion of the contributors and NOT because we get paid for every minute we invest into this enterprise. Your support makes it possible for us to run this enterprise. It makes it easier for us to not just focus on turnover in the hubs but to run this as a proper social enterprise that makes a difference in its community in a whole variety of ways.

What is in it for me?

You will be benefitting from the discounted rate in any of the Food Hubs across Kent (instead of us adding 12% on top of the prices the traders choose for their products we will only add 10% when you are shopping). ADDITIONALLY, everyone who subscribes to this membership will be asked to become a formal member of Kent Food Hubs CIC. This enables you to vote at the Annual General Meeting and influence the work Kent Food Hubs does in democratic ways.

Why not check out our signup pages. Go there to sign up!

Trader Member

This is for people selling through the hubs. Each trader is obliged to become a member of Kent Food Hubs. The signup process is much more sophisticated than for consumers. It is detailed elsewhere in this guide:

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