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Media Advisory LACE + Louisville Community Grocery Hosts Virtual Press Conference
Members of Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) and owners of the Louisville Community Grocery (LCG) will be hosting a virtual press conference on July 30, 2020 at 3:30PM via the Louisville Community Grocery Facebook page to:
● discuss the creation of LACE and LCG;
● educate the community about cooperative economics and why community members should become owners; and
● provide an update on our work to open a cooperative community grocery store in West or Old Louisville – including the need for funding
Communities in West Louisville experience food insecurity at rates disproportionate to areas of East Louisville. Many residents in Louisville’s West End live more than half a mile from a supermarket and do not have access to a vehicle. With the uprisings of the murders of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, and the only Kroger in the West End shut its doors to residents, community members ensured there was access to food, such as the Feed the West initiative.
Kelsey Voit, President of the Louisville Community Grocery, says, “With the tragedies that have happened in our city, we realize this project and our collective investment are needed now more than ever. Louisville cannot delay righteous action in solving the wealth and health disparities across our community. Organizing a cooperative gives the community a platform to practice democracy in action and for us to bring together our social capital – time and talents – to expand access to affordable food.”
Reporters and journalists are invited to join via Zoom for a Q&A session and can request
invitation by sending an email to LuTisha Buckner at firstname.lastname@example.org.