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.
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 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.