Gem City Market makes workers the owners and hopes to help with west Dayton's food desert

July 11, 2018

 

Posted: May 16, 2018 07:24 PM EDT

Updated: May 16, 2018 07:24 PM EDT

 

Dayton’s scary ranking as the second worst food desert in the nation has prompted some action.

 

Wednesday, May 16, community members, partners and shareholders gathered to kick off a new endeavor in Dayton’s west side.

"Gem City Market, a full-service grocery store, is going to be right here" said former congressman Tony Hall.

 

Hall also serves as the capital campaign chairman and was at the future location of Gem City Market, 400 Salem Ave., to signal the beginning of the capital campaign.  

 

"We've been working over the last couple of years to try to see how to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in Dayton because Dayton is second in the nation when it comes to food insecurities especially for youth,” said Amaha Sellassie, Board Chair of Gem City Market.  Read more

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