The west central area of Spokane has been labeled a food desert due to its lack of healthy food within a mile of the area. The lack of work opportunities, transportation, and healthy food drive the area to increasingly higher levels of poverty. We at the Grove Community want to end this horrific problem. Many ideas have circulated to help alleviate some of these problems.
We at The Grove Community are seeking to build worker-owned grocery store cooperatives in these food deserts. We believe that this will help people in the area to gain meaningful and rewarding employment. The worker-owned model allows the workers dictate their own set of policies and procedures. This will give the workers a tremendous sense of ownership.
We have created a crowdfunding video that explains the plight and gives a brief overview of what we can accomplish if we can make this store a reality.