Shoppers can now swing by the newly reconfigured Love Building for groceries four days a week.
Transformed into a community market and store, the shelves are stocked with wholesome foods including lentils, grains, rice, flour, sugar, honey, salsa and coffee.
Friendly staff will be on site to answer questions about food and health and offer cooking suggestions.
“We want this to be a community gathering place and a place where people are free to shop for good food,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good Food for Good People.
Good Food’s regular market fare will also be available and include in-season produce, meat, cheeses and eggs. The Love Building is located at 4611 Alabama Ave.
Stop by and do your grocery shopping:
- Tues: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wed: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thurs: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon
Students at Ensworth Elementary and Middle School are eating fresh, local food at school thanks to a new partnership with Good Food for Good People.
Several times a week the Good Food crew delivers food from local farms to the school to be served to their 400 students.
“What we’re really excited about is working with this esteemed academic center to work out the challenges of farm to school,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good Food for Good People.
The school is buying all the produce they serve, including apples, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and salad mixes, from Good Food.
Finding food that is healthy, local, organic and affordable is a mission both organizations share, Siple said.
“They are a serious nutrition partner and leader in how best to do farm to school,” Siple said.
Good Food for Good People has formally restructured as a non-profit educational and social benefit organization. After more than a decade of support and stewardship, Carole Harrah and Sean Siple gave up their ownership of the social enterprise to allow it to grow and prosper.
The educational arm of Good Food, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, was granted 501c3 status in mid July. The approved charity then filed to take on the assets and liabilities of the LLC that was known as Good Food for Good People. This new structure will allow the community to invest in the mission of Good Food for Good People and maintains a three person Board of Directors to oversee the next phase of expansion and growth.
“The new non-profit status will help us to innovate and drill down even more deeply into our mission. said Sean Siple, chief executive of Good Food for Good People. “”Finding ways to make it easy and practical to eat better is simple to say but hard to do. But it also solves a long list of health problems. For this reason health care leaders in our State want to push us to the next level.”
The new directors of the Board are Angela Harper, Tamkeenat Syed and Shane Wingo. Once the new leadership has had a few meetings to digest the mountain of details before them, they expect to announce a series of expanded initiatives designed to broaden the health impact of Good Food’s work and respond to the community’s support and investment.