Here is how you could help:
BUY A SHIRT! Via TeeSpring, you can purchase the first edition tee for this campaign and simultaneously help raise money to open the Harvest Express warehouse. We're turning a former liquor store into a distribution center for locally grown produce, meat, dairy and bakery items.
TWEET DAILY with the hashtag #foodDesertfresh to describe people, events, or organizations that are also helping to improve fresh food access in under served neighborhoods around the country.
TELL OTHERS so that we can meet our 1,000 sales goal in 16 Days!
Jenile Brooks, a Motor City native whose professional background is in television and film production — notes, there hasn’t been a single major grocery chain within Detroit’s city limits for years.
Through Harvest Express, Brooks, 30, aims to bring a modern day approach to shopping fresh. The business “grew out of my interest to better serve Detroit as a native of the city and someone who recognizes the pervasive reach of food, particularly as it relates to health and education,” she says.
Formerly called Oasis Organics, Harvest Express is an online grocery that will offer delivery to businesses and homes throughout Detroit, focusing on Michigan-grown food, whether organic or not — produce and packaged goods at first, with plans soon to include meat, dairy, seafood, bread and assorted household items. Brooks is a 2003 graduate of Howard University,and has worked in broadcasting and film in New York for many years. She is now back to serve her city.