Watering the Food Desert
For years, Columbus’ east side has been a relative “food desert,” a low-income part of town where access to supermarkets and fresh produce is limited. But Saturday marks the opening of the Near East Side Cooperative Market, a member-owned grocery in Olde Town East. This hour, we’ll discuss the market model, its goals and economic viability.
- Jessica Roach, Director of the Near East Side Cooperative Market
- Noreen Warnock, Director of Community Outreach and Local Matters Co-Founder
- Sean Thomas, Executive Director, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
- Barb Seckler, Director of Institute for Active Living
Saturday, Aug 10, 10am-7pm: Grand Opening of the Near East Side Cooperative Market