We're upgrading our wheels so that we can deliver fresh produce to corner stores, food pantries, and cafes throughout Detroit! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 2, 2010.
About this project
Hello! Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page.
Get Fresh Detroit is a produce packaging and distributing operation that works to increase access to fresh and healthy foods in Detroit.
Why is this important?
Fresh, healthy, and delicious foods should not be taken for granted. With less than 10 full-service grocery stores serving over 900,000 people, growing levels of poverty, and inadequate public transportation, Detroit qualifies as one of the most toxic urban food deserts in the country. The heavy reliance on corner stores for a majority of grocery needs creates obvious health problems whose ripple effects are felt in the increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Instead of working around these stores, we work to transform them.
Where do you come in?
We're raising funds to expand our operations. The Get Fresh Mobile (a beat-up 96' Buick with the back seat taken out) has quickly gotten us off the ground with 7 stores, a food pantry, and a cafe. Now that we're ready to expand, we need help funding a refrigerated distribution truck.
The Get Fresh Express will come equipped with fresh-keeping refrigeration and copious space to service over 50 stores in Detroit. Rather than dig ourselves into unsustainable debt and high- interests loans, we're putting up half the money and encouraging are supporters to meet us half way. Please take two minutes, select your favorite rewards, and help us ensure that fresh foods and healthy lifestyles are available to all residents of Detroit.
Thank you for your generous & instrumental support.
For more information on our operations and products, take a look through our website:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Automatic subscription to our email list serv for updates and pictures.
Pledge $10 or more
11 backers Limited (989 left of 1000)
A personal visit from the Get Fresh Express and a fresh produce pack of your choice delivered straight to your door. Visits will be accompanied by warm hugs and kisses. (This reward only available to people living in Southeast Michigan.)
Pledge $25 or more
11 backers Limited (489 left of 500)
A basket of in-season fruit and vegetables along with a set of 5 personalized business card with the GFD logo on the back and your professional title listed as "Supporter in Chief." These sleek eye-catchers will make you the star of the party in no time. Feel free to put us on your resume.
Pledge $50 or more
40 backers Limited (160 left of 200)
A limited edition trio of the Get Fresh Detroit t-shirt, apron, and tote bag so that you can show your support at all hours of the day.
Pledge $100 or more
10 backers Limited (15 left of 25)
A limited-edition leather-bound recipe book composed of locally flavored Detroit recipes submitted by our customers.
Pledge $250 or more
6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)
An authentic food tour of Detroit for you and two others. We'll journey through the lows and highs of the fresh food landscape in a city simultaneously regarded with deep concern and overwhelming optimism. The journey ends with a visit of Eastern Market and a late lunch at Detroit's famous Russel's Deli. Lunch is on us.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
Come on and take a free ride... Accompany the distribution route and meet our customers. Roll up your sleeves, get dirty, and gain an on-the-ground perspective of Detroit's unique charm and grit. Only for the strong of heart.
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
A specialized Get Fresh produce pack named after you or a loved one (e.g., Grandma Maven's Famous Stew Pack).
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
A 3' by 3' logo of your choice centrally painted onto the Get Fresh Express.
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
A set of engraved gold-plated keys to the Get Fresh Express. This reward comes with a 16" by 20" photo print of you and your loved ones in front of your new set of wheels. (Your new set of wheels also happens to be our sole delivery truck, so please limit your cross-country joy rides.)
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