Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Marie Henning


  • Hometown: Lombard
  • Owner #: 1020
  • Term: Elected 2020. 1st term ends 2022.
  • Contact Marie

Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?

I am passionate about sustainable, healthy food. This is a great opportunity to give my time and experience to support an organization that supports our farmers and community.


Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment

I currently work for JPMorgan reviewing legal documentation for treasury services.


Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations past and present:

Illinois Volunteer Legal Service - Volunteer Attorney

Illinois Legal Aid Online - LiveHelp Operator

Cabrini Green Legal Aid - Expungement Help Desk Volunteer


Which of the following areas do you have expertise?

I am a licensed attorney with project management skills and finance background


What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director?

I have a great deal of food knowledge. I have been plant based since 1997 and have learned about nutrition, ingredients and cooking techniques since then.


What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?

I would love to see the Co-op open and become a part of our community as more than just a store, but a resource for education related to our food system and cooking.


What experiences have you had with food co-ops in the past?

I was a member of the Dill Pickle Co-op when I lived in Chicago.

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