SÜPRMRKT

SÜPRSEED

Date grant awarded: March 2019

SÜPRMARKT makes it easy and affordable for people to eat well no matter where they live. SÜPRMARKT provides consistent access to affordable organics in weekly at cost grocery pop-ups which accept EBT. Our non-profit foundation SÜPRSEED creates engaging and culturally relevant experiences which encourage sustainable vegan living. SÜPRMARKT has served up more than 25,000 pounds of produce since starting. We have events, workshops, and screenings that connect the brightest champions for fair food with communities that need it most. Our work has been featured by Forbes, Afropunk, Cheddar, and Popsugar. This is the biggest issue concerning the health of people in our country and beyond and we must mobilize every possible resource to making it possible it affordable for each person to access fresh, healthy food and prevent the continuation of this health epidemic.

The impact grant came at a critical time in our growth were we needed to hire an administrative assistant to cover fundamental tasks like produce ordering, email responses, and newsletter drafting so that our founder could focus on critical tasks like event planning, fundraising, and strategy. This grant helped us test the waters of hiring for part time contract positions in grant writing, social media management, and administration with minimized risk so that we have a better understanding of how to hire and what to look for in candidates moving forward. This grant has allowed us to do produce giveaways, letting people try and get to know our produce, as well as providing a safety net for times when all produce is not sold, allowing us to share it with our volunteers and other in need. We will use it to fund graphic design for new events, hire event planners, and hiring someone to oversee the creation of organization wide training materials. We intend to open a food center providing weeklong access to affordable sustainable foods and products and we will raise funds to execute this goal in 2019. We intend to be serving 1000 people per week by 2020 and will build the infrastructure and get the training needed to make this a reality in 2019.

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