Double It! Owner Challenge


We have set 250 Owners as our next milestone. This is the Owner threshold required to take the next big step in the development of the Prairie Food Co-op – hiring a professional consultant to analyze several potential store locations in Lombard and complete a market analysis. This is a critical next step, as the market analysis will tell us many important things, including:

  • How big the store should be
  • What products & services are desired by our community
  • Where, in Lombard, the store should be located

Help us reach this critical milestone by telling your friends & neighbors about the co-op and we will reward you handsomely for any new Owners you refer. For each new owner you recruit before we hit 250 Owners, we will thank you with the following:

Owners Recruited Reward
Each new owner Raffle entry for a brand new Apple iPad Mini*
3 new owners $50 gift card to Vino Cellar OR Shannon’s Deli
5 new owners $100 gift card to Glen Prairie Restaurant

* Raffle to occur when we reach 250 owners,whichever occurs last.

How We Can Help You

Need some ideas for recruiting Owners? Here are a few suggestions for you.

  1. Host a House Party – Gather your friends & neighbors together to learn more about the Prairie Food Co-op. We’ll help you plan. Contact Russ DiOrio for more details.
  2. Email community and civic groups and tell them about Prairie Food Co-op. Be sure to provide a link to our website and invite them to ‘like’ our Facebook page.
  3. Pass out our flyers at local businesses or events you attend. Contact us & we will get flyers to you.
  4. Heading to the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Chicago? Invite some friends. It’s a fantastic way to let them experience what we’re trying to build here in Lombard. Plus, as a Prairie Food Co-op Owner, you will receive Owner Benefits at the Dill Pickle.
  5. Invite friends to one of our upcoming events or “Meet the Co-op” gatherings.

Recruiting FAQ’s:

Q: Why should I become an owner?

  • To support local farms, keep money in our community, gain access to fresh, wholesome food, and have a voice in how the Prairie Food Co-op is run. Also, the Prairie Food ownership base will have a strong influence on the location (town) of the store.

Q: How much does it cost to become an owner in PFC?

  • You can become an owner for as little as $200!

Q: How can I become an owner?

Q: How will Referrals be tracked?

  • There is a “Referred By” question on the Online Ownership form. For those submitting paper ownership applications, please write the name of the Owner who referred you.
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