Katie Novak




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Katie
Novak
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Green Top Grocery

Katie’s interest in local food stems from years living in Colorado when her sister and brother-in-law recruited her to assist them in opening a non-profit restaurant called SAME (So All May Eat) Café where customers are provided a healthy, organic meal regardless of their ability to pay.  Katie continues to hold an “advisory” Board position with SAME Café and has served as the Outreach Coordinator for Green Top grocery since April 2013.  Katie has grown ownership (with the help of an army) from just over 100 owners in April 2013 to over 1400 owners currently.  She most recently has chaired Green Top’s Owner Loam Campaign which raised over $1,450,000 in loans. She is active in the Bloomington-Normal community and serves on the board of the local YMCA as well as the board of Homes of Hope, a local non-profit that provides quality housing to adults with developmental disabilities.  She’s a native of Central Illinois and is excited to be part of the cooperative movement.


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