Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Jerry Nash

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Jerry Nash is co-founder, previous board president, and current Outreach Coordinator for Prairie Food Co-op.

Jerry brings a wealth of experience to his role at Prairie Food Co-op, including past employment as Front End Manager for Sugar Beet Food Co-op (Oak Park IL), Bakery Manager at Strawberry Fields Natural Foods (Urbana IL), Customer Service Manager at Standard Market (Westmont IL), and over 20 years’ experience in the food industry beginning with the US Army and working in various stores and restaurants as a chef, server, front of house manager, bartender, and more.

Within the food cooperative community, Jerry is nationally recognized as one of the most effective Outreach Coordinators, has shared his expertise at several co-op conferences, and has developed multiple outreach strategies now used by many other food co-op start-ups.

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