Organization:People’s Community Market is a new business that is emerging from and building on the ten years of experience, track record and social relations of its sister organization, People’s Grocery, which is a non-profit that has operated numerous food projects (including the Mobile Market and the Grub Box), urban gardens and nutrition education programs. Their purpose is to create and operate a small-format, full-service grocery store in West Oakland, which is a community that has not had a full-service grocer for several decades. In addition to retailing fresh foods and groceries, the business will offer information, resources and services to support customers in improving their health and provide a community venue in support of community building.
Topic:Building a Stronger Community Through Food & Business
Guest:Brahm Ahmadi is a social entrepreneur working to build healthier and more equitable inner city communities by creating change to the food system. In 2003, he co-founded