With the help of a LEAF loan, Marquette Food Co-op recently moved to a larger space, allowing them to serve hundreds of more people per day and hire thirty new employees. The co-op is a leader in food sustainability in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, working with local suppliers on food safety and education, as well as developing a new online market place to help small farmers grow. The new store is located in a food desert and a CDFI investment area, with a poverty rate of 30%. The co-op offers free cooking classes and accepts SNAP benefits to help make healthy food available to all residents. Watch Marquette Co-op in the news here.
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