We did our job and now we need you to shop!
You've been amazing in contributing funds to get the store back to looking and feeling good through your share purchases. There are also wonderful vendors and organizations that have funded our efforts to keep Kokua going. Thank you. That was the support we needed to give our Kokua another chance to thrive.
But Kokua can only thrive if it has strong sales to produce revenue for its recovery. We need every customer to shop with us for $30.00 - $50.00 minimum every week to meet our sales goals and cover expenses. Please get your friends, family and neighbors to support Kokua’s recovery by spending more of their food budget there. If you have networks or social media you can use to spread the word—churches, alumni groups, environmental organizations, neighborhood groups please reach out to them.
We realize that we are only part of the way towards our goal to make Kokua Market Co-op the best, small grocery store in Hawaii. Our efforts to date are for Phase 1 of the recovery plan. Phase Two includes procuring additional funding in order to buy equipment like a cold salad bar, a liquid bulk dispenser system, expansion of our local food products. There is much more to accomplish but we will not be able to move forward without strong community sales support.
Although we have stretched every last dollar and penny you have invested, we still have not made our first sales goal of hitting $35,000 a week. Kokua is in desperate need of your support. IF YOU DON'T USE YOUR CO-OP IT WILL FAIL.
Many former shoppers think Kokua is closed. Please let folks know that we are open for business and have restocked the shelves, cleaned up the store, installed inside seating and more.
With deep gratitude, hope and aloha, we offer you this chance to insure that Kokua Market Co-op continues to serve its purpose which is serving you.
Kokua Board of Directors
What is Kokua Market?
Established in 1971, Kokua Market is the first natural foods cooperative in Hawaii, and the only one in Honolulu! We have high standards for what we carry, with a focus on fresh, local & organic products. Owner or not, anyone can shop at Kokua Market.
Our mission is to operate thriving grocery stores in accordance with cooperative principles and to promote healthy, sustainable living in Hawaii.
What is a Co-op?
A co-op is a business cooperatively owned by people with a shared vision and values. Becoming an owner of Kokua Market is an investment in the community's access to healthy and sustainable food. Our 4,000+ owners have a say in what we sell and how we operate. Scroll down for information on becoming an owner!
Shop Local & Vote With Your Dollars
Our goal is to provide our community with local, organic, and healthy food!
Shop at Kokua Market to vote with your dollars in supporting the local economy and creating a more sustainable food system.
Explore our many departments for a description of what we offer!
Join Our Community - Become an Owner!
What are the benefits of becoming an Owner? Becoming an Owner of Kokua Market is an investment in your health, our community, and the local economy. Benefits include:
Owners Advantage pricing (additional discounts on select items)
Discounted movie tickets to Consolidated Theaters ($8/ticket)
Owners Appreciation Weekend: 4 weekends/year, owners receive 15% off storewide.
Annual Meeting: a free dinner with Kokua managers, Board Members, and fellow owners to get updated on what's happening at the market
Electing Board Members: Kokua Market is governed by an owner-elected Board of Directors. Elections typically occur once a year
Have a say in your store! We truly value the opinion of our Owners and welcome suggestions to better serve you and the community as a whole
Volunteer: Volunteering at Kokua is a great way to become part of our team and experience what it is like to be part of a co-op. Volunteer three hours a week and receive a 15% discount on all your purchases at Kokua the following week. Just fill out an application at the cash registers, and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you.
How do I sign up?
A one-time $160* investment makes you a lifetime owner. Sign up online or in the store!
*A $10/month payment plan is available for those who prefer it