Prairie Food Co-op is committed to following the seven core principles that cooperative businesses around the world operate by. Co-op Principle #7 is Concern For Our Community.
We are excited to not only grow as a co-op by bringing in new Owners, but for the next few months, we will choose an organization to donate $10 to for every new Owner we welcome.
Give Back Organization(s):
The Gardenworks Project
For each new PFC Owner in October, Prairie Food Co-op will donate $10 to the Gardenworks Project. The mission of The GardenWorks Project is to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. They empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors in need.
The Conservation Foundation
For each new PFC Owner in March/April/May, Prairie Food Co-op will donate $10 to the Conservation Foundation. The Conservation Foundation improves the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and open space, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment.
DuPage County Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom
For each new PFC Owner in February, Prairie Food Co-op will donate $10 to the DuPage County Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom Program. Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide educational program. Its goal is to help students and teachers gain awareness of agriculture in their daily lives. By having agricultural educators come into classrooms, students learn about the industry and take part in hands-on activities that will enrich their lessons.