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Groceryships' Fundraiser:

Fight Obesity Through Food Education in South Los Angeles

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BENEFITING: Groceryships

EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2015

THE STORY:

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.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$4,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brendan

     

  • Amanda Wilson-Rappaport

    $100

  • Andrea and Richard Goeglein

     

  • Adlai Wertman

     

  • Robert Egger

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Abigail C.

    $20

  • Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto

    $180

  • Joanne

    $25

  • Gary and Paula Evershed

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Filipelli

    $50

  • Tamar Zick

    $100

  • D.W. Moffett

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Benjamin, Valerie and Viviana Havey

    $100

  • Lauren Feldman

     

  • Jeff Guarino

    $50

  • Sarah, Joe & Jonah Penna

    $100

  • Craig Benzine

    $100

  • Chris Erwin

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Theresa Holleran

    $25

  • Carol Biondi

    $500

  • Elizabeth Bram

    $25

  • Bill Resnick and Michael Stubbs

    $360

  • Chris and Karen Cook

    $75

  • Chris and Adeline Madeksho

    $100

  • Steve Tiseo

    $100

  • Erin Black

    $50

  • David & Streeter Holden

    $25

  • Lollaland

    $200

  • Ami, Omar, Mahri & Lila

    $25

  • Kerith Dilley

    $25

  • Jeanette Volpin

    $50

  • Sarena Snider

    $50

  • Jim Williamson

    $250

  • Leah Boyer

    $25

  • Damian Pelliccione

     

  • Stan Friedland

    $25

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47% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Stan Friedland

Stan Friedland

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Damian Pelliccione

Damian Pelliccione

Best of Luck Sara! 2 years ago

Leah Boyer

Leah Boyer

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jim Williamson

Jim Williamson

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Sarena Snider

Sarena Snider

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jeanette Volpin

Jeanette Volpin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kerith Dilley

Kerith Dilley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ami, Omar, Mahri & Lila

Ami, Omar, Mahri & Lila

DONATION: $25

In honor of Ben and Annie 2 years ago

Lollaland

Lollaland

DONATION: $200

Happy to be a part of this journey. You guys are doing great things, keep it up! 2 years ago

David & Streeter Holden

David & Streeter Holden

DONATION: $25

2 years ago