EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2015
Why We Need YOUR Help
Over the past year we’ve increased our number of program participants from 20 families to 100 families and needed to create a more stable environment for these participants. We opened our first community center in South Los Angeles, which will be a hub for nutrition education, program meetings, administrative offices for the organization, and a storefront for our new food enterprise. We need your help in creating a welcoming and functional space to assist families participating in our 6-month program and further the mission of the organization.
With your help, we can make these transformations become a reality.
Where Your Contribution Will Go
- Tables, chairs and couches for our weekly program meetings
- Refrigerator units for program meetings and to provide low-cost pre-packaged meals for sale within the community
- Paint and wall decorations to create a welcoming space
- Carpet to replace the existing floor
- Office equipment for use by the organization
- Dividing wall to separate the various areas of the community center
The Groceryships Mission
Did you know that low-income communities like South Los Angeles have a childhood obesity rate that’s 173% higher than affluent communities like Beverly Hills and the Pacific Palisades? On top of that, life expectancy is 10 years lower. With limited food budgets, limited access to healthy food, less knowledge about nutrition, and less time to spare, these families disproportionately suffer from diet and food-related health issues.
Groceryships is tackling this macro issue in a micro way. At the core of everything we do is ONE simple idea:
IT ALL STARTS WITH CARING.
Our mission is to improve long-term health and wellness in low-income communities by providing Groceryships; which, essentially, is a scholarship for groceries.
We provide families with the money to buy fruit, vegetables, grains, beans and seeds for six months, and also provide a comprehensive program of education and support to empower them to increase their overall health by incorporating more of these healthy foods into their diets. We believe the ability to eat nutritious food and maintain a healthy weight shouldn’t be a luxury for the upper classes, but rather a human right shared by all. We’re committed to turning this belief into a reality, one family at a time.