Governing Documents

CNFC Bylaws

 Bylaws are the written rules for the conduct of the Co-op.  They provide directions for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, committees, assessments and other routine conduct. Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended.   Click the link above to download our bylaws.

Policy Governance

Policy Governance defines and guides the roles and relationships between the Co-op's owners, our board of directors, and  our General Manager.   Click the link above to download our policies.

Global Ends Policy

Chico Natural Foods Cooperative sets forth these Ends to serve as a broad framework for policy-making and operations. These Ends are the good we seek to offer, and to whom, with our Cooperative:

Our Ends


Financial Prosperity: We will achieve financial excellence while following best management practices in the development of programs that will offer sponsorship back to the local community.

Community Engagement: We will improve the social, financial, and environmental health of the local community.

Growth and Development: We will develop systems and facilities that support the growth and expansion of sales and services for our members and our community.

Proactive Leadership: We will secure the trust and respect of the community as a locus for the inflow and output of positive ideas; we will become inclusive to a larger population.

Sustainability: We will achieve a sustainable business model that prioritizes the mindful management of resources and the evolution of the organic food trade.

A Living Cooperative: We will attract, encourage, inspire, and develop empowered and engaged team members and leaders.