Indianapolis was named the worst city for food deserts in the country in 2014. Community members organized and created our store in 2010 to create access to healthy foods and vegetables in our neighborhood. We rehabbed a distressed commercial property to give it new life with the support of many community development organizations and foundations. Since then, the imperfections in our facility have turned into problems that require quick action. Every time it rains outside, it also rains inside. Our front yard is presently deteriorating asphalt, but will be converted into vegetable and flower gardens for public educational programs. The cinder block wall above our receiving door is crumbling, and the wind blows through the cracks, chilling our inventory as well as our staff on cold days. Your support will help to fix these issues that threaten our ability to do the work we set out to do: to make healthy foods an option for all of us, whether you live in the suburbs or in the urban core.
Your donation, no matter how small, will make a big impact towards our success. We plan to leverage funding with additional opportunities such as matching grants to do more with your money. We are much more than a dream: we make a difference in the everyday quality of life for thousands of residents who do not have another option for fresh produce and other nutritious whole foods. Please give today to support food justice and equality for all.