Food Access Update 4/18

USA Today's 'A Community Thrives' grant program "empowers communities to take on local challenges and share the issues important to them around education, wellness, and culture, on a national platform." Our application strives to fund a concept nicknamed "Peebles Corner Grocery", a nonprofit mini-grocery, inside a small portion of 954 E. McMillan, which currently stands vacant.  The grocery would focus on providing affordably priced, and locally sourced (meaning donations from gardens, local bakeries, local grocery stores, etc.), perishable grocery options. 

The grant's requirements state applicants must raise at least $6,000 to qualify for funding of up to $100,000, and we are proud to say we have met that goal! These crowdsource donations will go towards equipping the building with the right tools and equipment, so the building will be ready for food and people. 

But we still need donations. The top three organizations that raise the most money are eligible to win an extra $25,000! Right now we're #1 in the entire us stay in the top three! Every dollar counts. To donate to this campaign, please visit:

Thanks to these amazing donors, we are on our way to the next round! A huge thank you to:

First Financial Bank

The Crout Family

Fred Orth

Janie Wagner

Jeanne Golliher

Macy Allan

Kelly & Steve Carr

Mary-Cabrini Durkin

Kathy Atkinson

Andrew & Linda Manning

Andrew Palamara


Stradtman Properties

Kara Luggen

Nick & Coral Dill

Elizabeth Waite

Anna Goroncy

Michael Manning

Alllen & Kyla Woods

Chanel A. Sanders

Dr. Charles Dillard

Vickie Ciotti

Judy Rizzo

...and all of the Anonymous donors who are making this project possible!