There’s nothing better than seeing our staff members go on to spread the good food word beyond San Francisco. You may remember Rebecca Eiseman, the smiling brunette that for years greeted us at the cash register? Well she’s currently working with the People’s Community Market on opening a neighborhood grocery store that helps West Oakland families thrive by offering quality fresh foods, health services and a place for community building and recreation. Our founder Sam Mogannam actually co-authored an article in the Chronicle last fall with People’s Community Market founder Brahm Ahmadi, talking about how deep an impact a neighborhood grocery store can have on its community.
Each month, the People’s Community Market team hosts a public Front Porch event to raise awareness about the project; next Friday March 22nd we’re hosting them here at 18 Reasons and we hope you’ll join us to learn more about their vision and their fundraising method, a Direct Public Offering (DPO). A DPO is a true community investment campaign in which residents of California of diverse economic backgrounds can become Founders and Shareholders in creating People’s Community Market.
Join us for live music, tasty bites, real conversation, and to learn how to invest in good food and better health in Oakland! The event will be hosted by food justice leader, eco-chef, author and friend Bryant Terry and we’ll serve “soul-warming” food from Grace Hearth.
Friday, March 22nd, 7-9 pm at 18 Reasons
Free, RSVP encouraged.