Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery
Filter by: All

Why Not This Store Site?

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our community is why aren’t we pursuing the old Mr. Z’s site.

PFC Receives $807K Grant!

We have some exciting news to share!

Exciting News: Rep. Casten is Helping PFC Move A Step Closer to Funding!

We wanted to update our community regarding the news that Congressman Sean Casten has earmarked $847K towards Prairie Food Co-op and has passed the first hurdle by being approved by the House Appropriations Committee. We want to take this opportunity to explain what this means for Prairie Food Co-op.

Site Location Update 05/2022

We are officially announcing that we are searching for an alternative location for our community-owned grocery store in the Lombard area.

The Prairie Food Co-op Store Design Has Begun

We are working with a talented team of co-op experts, architects, and general managers to create the beautiful store we’ve been dreaming of since day one.

Prairie Food Co-op on the front page of the Chicago Tribune!

Prairie Food Co-op made the front page of the Chicago Tribune! We were featured in an excellent article about co-ops in the Chicagoland area. Board President, Kathy Nash was interviewed, and quoted, in the article.

The Impact of Food Co-ops

Check out this inspiring report on the impacts that food co-ops have on their community. A few highlights: What is a food co-op? (we hope you know but just in case....) A food co-op is a grocery store owned by your neighbors (and by you, if you choose). Unlike corporate chains, co-ops are totally independent and owned by folks in the community that shop there.

30 by 30

We will be raffling off TWO Southside Blooms CSA memberships to any new Owner or referrer in the month of June IF we reach 30 new PFC Owners by June 30th.

Our System Is Broke, But We Can Help Fix It

As the effects of COVID 19 profoundly alter our lives and shake up the way we do almost everything, we are reminded that our current food system is unsustainable.