Community Investment Program
In order to build our brand new, beautiful store, Prairie Food Co-op is counting on our Owners and community to invest in our Community Investment Program (CIP) - launching very soon!
Our CIP is your opportunity to invest, separate from becoming an Owner, and build a thriving business that will serve our community for generations to come. The more our community invests, the less we need in costly bank loans, and the better our financial outlook.
What is Prairie Food Co-op?
Our mission is to open a member-owned, full-service grocery store in the heart of Lombard.
A cooperative is a member-owned and member-controlled business that operates for the mutual benefit of all member-owners (in this case, great local food and a healthy community). Owners purchase a share in the co-op, thereby enjoying several benefits and responsibilities as owners of the store. Owners may receive special discounts once the store opens.
Prairie Food Co-op will specialize in local, sustainable, and organic food, produce, and personal care items, with a mix of conventional items to fill in the gaps. We are about providing healthy choices, and also about building and caring for our community. Co-ops return close to 40% more of their revenue back to the community, as compared to conventional grocery stores.