This campaign has been approved by the board of directors of Cooperativa Mercado Central and is managed by one of the members of the Cooperativa, and supervised by the General Manager at Mercado Central. Support us today!
Please support the Historic Mercado Central, the beating heart of the Latino Community in South Minneapolis.
Mercado Central is the Only Latino Owned Cooperative in Minnesota. Founded in 1999, the collaborative model speaks truth to the legacies of Latino's cultural wealth.
After 20 years of being an important milestone in the constant improvement of the Minneapolis lake Street community. Mercado Central, a Latino Comunity owned market, a cultural landmark and a cooperative, has suffered two enormous tragedies in recent times. Covid -19 pandemic has hit our communities hard. Mercado Central has been no exception. Small business owners have struggled with the economic drop that the pandemic has generated and the recent rebellion spread along Lake Street and other working-class communities. We could say these circumstances have brought us down on our knees and really need your support.
By supporting us you are not only investing in small businesses; you are investing in a community that is determined to remain rooted in the intersection of Bloomington Ave. and Lake Street.
"All contributions to this fund will be directly to Mercado Central account to repair, rebuild and begin the road to recovery." Thank you for your support.
We ask you to put together a contribution so we can afford insurance deductibles and operation expenses that we are not being able to cover due to lack of business income.
- waleed ashour
- Johanna Osman