[mk_page_section bg_image=[Spanish] ”https://goodgrocer.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/page-about-us-press-contact-us-background-dark.jpg[Spanish] ” bg_position=[Spanish] ”center center[Spanish] ” bg_stretch=[Spanish] ”true[Spanish] ” min_height=[Spanish] ”400[Spanish] ″ padding_top=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ padding_bottom=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ first_page=[Spanish] ”true[Spanish] ” last_page=[Spanish] ”false[Spanish] ” sidebar=[Spanish] ”sidebar-1[Spanish] ″][vc_column][mk_fancy_title tag_name=[Spanish] ”h1[Spanish] ″ color=[Spanish] ”#ffffff[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”60[Spanish] ″ font_weight=[Spanish] ”bold[Spanish] ” txt_transform=[Spanish] ”uppercase[Spanish] ” margin_top=[Spanish] ”80[Spanish] ″ margin_bottom=[Spanish] ”80[Spanish] ″ font_family=[Spanish] ”none[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]La prensa[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title color=[Spanish] ”#ffffff[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”24[Spanish] ″ font_weight=[Spanish] ”300[Spanish] ″ txt_transform=[Spanish] ”uppercase[Spanish] ” margin_bottom=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ font_family=[Spanish] ”none[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]We’re honored to share our story and work with the world in the hope that it will inspire more people to join our fight to help families in need access healthy foods at affordable prices.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=[Spanish] ”64px[Spanish] ”][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section padding_top=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ padding_bottom=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ first_page=[Spanish] ”false[Spanish] ” last_page=[Spanish] ”false[Spanish] ” sidebar=[Spanish] ”sidebar-1[Spanish] ″][vc_column][mk_fancy_title color=[Spanish] ”#bbc324[Spanish] ″ size=[Spanish] ”40[Spanish] ″ txt_transform=[Spanish] ”uppercase[Spanish] ” margin_bottom=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ font_family=[Spanish] ”none[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]Featured Press[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ padding_bottom=[Spanish] ”0[Spanish] ″ first_page=[Spanish] ”false[Spanish] ” last_page=[Spanish] ”false[Spanish] ” sidebar=[Spanish] ”sidebar-1[Spanish] ″][vc_column width=[Spanish] ”1/3[Spanish] ″][mk_icon_box2 icon_type=[Spanish] ”image[Spanish] ” icon_size=[Spanish] ”inherit[Spanish] ” icon_image=[Spanish] ”https://goodgrocer.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/startribune-logo-e1444673273718.gif[Spanish] ” title=[Spanish] ”Unique Lake St. grocer runs on people power[Spanish] ” title_size=[Spanish] ”24[Spanish] ″ title_color=[Spanish] ”#bbc324[Spanish] ″]

Customers are helping run a new grocery store in Minneapolis, which is testing whether people power can make quality food more accessible to lower-income residents.

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Good Grocer is open on Lake Street in an area of town short on fresh food. This project sounds so cool, the store is founded on the mission of helping people who want to eat fresher, better food, but can[Spanish] ’t always afford it.

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The small chartreuse and white building on the corner of East Lake Street and Stevens Avenue might be easy to miss, but what goes on inside might well become a model for solving the problem of fresh produce and healthier foods in lower income neighborhoods.

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Good Grocer, a new food market in Minneapolis, is putting a fresh spin on the traditional co-op model to help low-income residents, Twin Cities Daily Planet reported. By offering reduced prices in exchange for volunteer work, the store hopes to make quality, healthy food more widely accessible.[/mk_icon_box2][mk_button dimension=[Spanish] ”savvy[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”medium[Spanish] ” url=[Spanish] ”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/good-grocer-minneapolis-volunteer-work_561c137fe4b0dbb8000f84a9[Spanish] ″ target=[Spanish] ”_blank[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]

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Skip the boxes of processed macaroni and cheese and fill your shopping cart with fruits and vegetables—it’s commonsense advice for folks who want to get (or stay) healthy. But for unemployed or minimum-wage workers struggling to cough up enough cash for rent or day care costs, the sticker shock over the price of a pint of blackberries or a pound of grapes usually makes the cheap meal-in-a-box much more appealing.[/mk_icon_box2][mk_button dimension=[Spanish] ”savvy[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”medium[Spanish] ” url=[Spanish] ”http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/10/13/coop-meets-food-desert-volunteers-discount-groceries[Spanish] ” target=[Spanish] ”_blank[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]Read article

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That[Spanish] ’s because a grocery store called Good Grocer uses volunteers to run the business, but with a feel-good twist: In exchange for 2.5 hours of helping out, they[Spanish] ’ll receive 25 percent off the price of their groceries. The volunteer program began when the supermarket opened this June, founded by former pastor Kurt Vickman.[/mk_icon_box2][mk_button dimension=[Spanish] ”savvy[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”medium[Spanish] ” url=[Spanish] ”http://aplus.com/a/grocery-store-low-income-volunteers[Spanish] ” target=[Spanish] ”_blank[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]Read article

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Good Grocer started as a church food shelf three years ago has morphed into what looks like an upscale supermarket. The only difference is there are two prices on each price tag; one for walk in customers and one for the volunteers who work at the store a couple of hours a month in exchange for a 25 percent discount.

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[Spanish] “For me, there was this part of me that wanted to be about doing the good instead of just speaking the good,[Spanish] ” Vickman said.[/mk_icon_box2][mk_button dimension=[Spanish] ”savvy[Spanish] ” size=[Spanish] ”medium[Spanish] ” url=[Spanish] ”http://www.kare11.com/story/money/business/inventures/2015/11/20/grocery-store-giving-discounts-for-time/76141480/[Spanish] ” target=[Spanish] ”_blank[Spanish] ” align=[Spanish] ”center[Spanish] ”]Read article

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