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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.
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