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Invest in Equity and Inclusion in Oakland

There was a time, many decades ago, when West Oakland had a thriving food environment that was anchored by numerous full-service grocery stores. Many of the independent stores were owned and operated by local African American business people. Even though African Americans still faced
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Public Meetings and Tours

Public Meetings and Tours Meet our CEO, learn about our project and investment opportunity and see the construction of our food market, cafe and social hall. Public meetings and tours are held on the second Saturday of the month from 3:00 – 4:00pm. We meet at St. Andrews Plaza at San
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Panel: Where Finance & Community Development Intersect with Food Justice

Join us for a panel highlighting the stories and creative financing partnerships behind Community Foods Market and Mandela MarketPlace, two community-based markets working to make positive social impacts in West Oakland, a frontline community experiencing significant barriers to acces
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Changing our name to Community Foods

Last week we announced that we started demolition and are holding a Ground Breaking Celebration this coming Saturday, April 21. This week we’re announcing that we’re changing our name to Community Foods Market. We’re making this change to better match our brand ident
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Demolition Begins on April 13

The demolition of the building where our new store will be built starts tomorrow, marking the beginning of the construction of our full-service food market, cafe, and social hall in West Oakland. This puts us on track to open our doors in October 2018. It also represents an important
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Notice of Meeting of Shareholders

Notice of Meeting of Shareholders of People’s Community Market, Inc. January 22, 2018 To: Shareholders of People’s Community Market A meeting of the shareholders of People’s Community Market, Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday
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Building Permit & Construction Loan Approved

As a new year approaches we’re happy to announce two big achievements our project has recently made. The first is that we received our building permit from the Oakland Planning and Building Dept. While this was a much more challenging and protracted process than we had anticipat
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PCM & EBALDC awarded USDA grant to empower SNAP participants

We’re excited to announce that, in partnership with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), People’s Community Market (PCM) has been awarded a $76,697 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) progr
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Oakland City Council Approves $2.8 million

On July 11, 2017, the Community & Economic Development Committee of the Oakland City Council approved $2.8 million in financing for our project. This milestone, coming just a month after we secured approval from the Oakland Planning Department, gives our project even greater mome
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