Sowing the Seeds of Cooperation
This past week, SHARE's Harvest Market began its online grocery sales! Now we've got food coming through our door and leaving in your hands.
We owe such deep gratitude to everyone who has supported us—City and County officials, foundations and nonprofits, and most of all, our Member-Owners who have committed to our vision. That's why for the next month, until October 21st, our soft opening is specifically available for Harvest Market Member-Owners. You've been our champions, and now it's time for us to give back to you.
How'd We Get Here?
So let's do a little recap: why does our community need this grocery store, and where are we going from here?
Food insecurity is a dire issue here in Winston. The city has 21 food deserts and 61,000 food insecure individuals—an issue that disproportionately affects minority and low-income residents. Heartbreakingly, 49.7% of Black residents in Winston-Salem have low or no access to healthy food.
In the Harvest Market's neighborhood, 40% of the 4,000 residents live below the federal poverty line. The area is also a food desert, which means that there is no access to healthy, affordable food for local residents.
The brick-and-mortar Harvest Market is set to open by the new year. We'll not only provide that healthy, affordable food, we're also creating 30 full-time, living-wage jobs filled by people living here in our neighborhood.
Especially in light of COVID-19 and our continued struggles with systemic racism, the need for food access for everyone is greater than ever. Our dream is almost a reality; let's take these last steps together.
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