Our active members

Active members are the backbone of True Food. Without them we would not exist.

VolunteerMembers are encouraged to join in actively running and influencing the business in practical ways. Our active members have a high level of engagement with our paid staff and so develop a better understanding of how the business is run. Active members also have greater contact with True Food's customers and other members, helping to build the True Food community. It's about being a part of something important and special.


How do I become an active member of True Food Co-op?

We welcome anyone into membership who supports our aims, and is willing to invest their time and skills to further these aims. What are the benefits of being a member of True Food? 

  • Be a co-owner of True Food
  • Influence how True Food is run and developed
  • Actively help to run True Food, gaining generous discounts on shopping*!

Our only conditions are that you are:

  • Over 18 
  • Support our mission 
  • Committed to giving us at least one hour per month of voluntary work for our business

*If you actively help for three or more hours a month you will be entitled to a very generous discount (10%) the following month.

Our members help in the shop, serve on the committee or project group, or by doing one of the many jobs behind the scenes, from washing aprons to developing our IT.

You can volunteer to help through our Get Involved area or by emailing helperadmin@truefood.coop.

On becoming a member you will receive a welcome pack, an invite to one of our Welcome Sessions and a members' area log-in by email for our website.

Welcome Session

Sarah Timmons-Gregory, a long-standing active member, hosts informal Welcome Sessions designed to explain why True Food is different and how active members can guarantee its success.

You'll learn about the history of True Food and cooperatives in general, watch our video and get a tour of the shop. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and meet other like-minded people over coffee, tea and biscuits.

To book your place email Sarah at sarah.timmins.degregory@gmail.com.

Our constitution

Our constitution defines what True Food does and how it is run.