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FIT4MOM for Equity: South East Market

In our pursuit of engaging with and supporting our local community, we are creating a monthly spotlight on our blog and social media called "FIT4MOM for Equity". We will be highlighting area businesses and organizations who are working to bring equity to everyone living in the Grand Rapids area.

South East Market

Located on Grand Rapid's southeast side, South East Market's mission is "to increase access to healthy, affordable, and culturally-accepted food for our community through a sustainable and equitable lens." Founders Alita Kelly & Khara DeWit recognized the lack of easy access to healthy food options in the 49507 zip code and sought to create a space that fulfilled this need in dignified, educational, and empowering ways. South East Market "sources their products first from Black, brown, indigenous, local or womxn-led farms and businesses", in addition to businesses with environmentally sustainable practices.

In addition to shopping at their storefront, South East Market offers monthly Produce Bundles with options to gift a produce bundle to a 49507 neighbor. They are deeply committed to seasonal, locally grown veggies & fruits and this option makes procuring fresh produce so simple and affordable! Check out & sign up for their Produce Bundle options here.

Thank you, South East Market, for pursuing equity for our neighbors. You are making such a beautiful difference in our city and the lives of those around you.

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Website: South East Market

Store Location: 1220 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49507

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