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Eliminate Food Deserts in Black Communities

"... a better way to eat! ..."

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Campaign Ends on March 19, 2021

Project Description

“... a better way to eat! ...”

It is time to take our food and our health back into our own hands! Opening in Atlanta, Georgia, Smitty’s Whole Foods & Organics is a black, family and veteran owned grocery store that will be dedicated to providing quality, natural, and organic foods and non-food products to communities that do not have access to or are unrepresented in the food selection and products of larger grocery stores.

All Smitty’s Whole Foods & Organics locations will be in a predominantly black, underserved, economically challenged community; Food Deserts. We will offer locally sourced and affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and grains that are natural and organic. We are partnering with other black owned businesses to offer hair and skincare products that are unique and specific to us and we will create job opportunities for those in our community.

By supporting the growth of Smitty’s Whole Foods & Organics, you are helping us fight the health-related issues that plague our communities and bring fresh, high quality foods and employment opportunities to the underserved.

Lastly, we guarantee, 90% of ALL  grocery and non-grocery vendors, renovations, maintenance and beautification projects will be contracted out to black-owned small businesses in/around the community.

We are bringing Family back to the Community!

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Where will Smitty's Whole Foods & Organics be located? The first Smitty's Whole Foods & Organics will be located in Atlanta, GA.
  2. Running a grocery store is expensive.  How do you plan to keep the groceries, non-grocery products, and services/programs affordable? Our goal is to purchase our store front and pay for all renovation and beautification projects using grants, investor and owner funds; NO LOANS (preferably).  Avoiding loans will allow us to provide affordable nutrition and services/programs to the community. 
  3. What are some of the services and programs Smitty's Whole Foods & Organics will provide to the community? Food delivery service, Nutrition Education, and Employment and Volunteer programs, to name a few.
  4. Will Smitty's Whole Foods & Organics accept all forms of payment?  Yes, we will accept SNAP (State aid), all major credit/debit cards, and cash.

 

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Holla if You Hear Me

Thank you for planting this $25 seed.  Because of your generosity, we will give you a special social media shout out

We will use this seed to help us plant something positive and infinite for generations to come.

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1,000.00 USD
Smitty's Tree of Life

Thank you for planting this $1000 seed.  Because of your generosity, we will add your name to a leaf on Smitty's Tree of Life.  Smitty's Tree of Life represents the many people who believe in Smitty's Mission.  Your name on a leaf will serve as a visual representation and reminder to our community that you stand with us in believing all people, regardless of economic status deserve healthy and nutritious food.

... but that's not all ...

We will also send you a Smitty's Swag Bag, consisting of a t-shirt, a key chain, and a vinyl backpack; and a special social media shout out

We will use this seed to help us plant something positive and infinite for generations to come.

Thank You ...

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
Holla if You Hear Me

Thank you for planting this $25 seed.  Because of your generosity, we will give you a special social media shout out

We will use this seed to help us plant something positive and infinite for generations to come.

Thank You ...

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Smitty's Tree of Life

Thank you for planting this $1000 seed.  Because of your generosity, we will add your name to a leaf on Smitty's Tree of Life.  Smitty's Tree of Life represents the many people who believe in Smitty's Mission.  Your name on a leaf will serve as a visual representation and reminder to our community that you stand with us in believing all people, regardless of economic status deserve healthy and nutritious food.

... but that's not all ...

We will also send you a Smitty's Swag Bag, consisting of a t-shirt, a key chain, and a vinyl backpack; and a special social media shout out

We will use this seed to help us plant something positive and infinite for generations to come.

Thank You ...

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