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Grocery Store as Neighborhood Anchor

Grocery stores can be more to neighborhoods than just convenient places to buy food. Through the traffic and activity that grocery stores often generate, they can be vital anchors to community development and the attraction of small businesses, mixed-use housing, public improvements a
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Help Us Secure a $50,000 Matching Investment

A foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area is offering to invest $50,000 in our social enterprise if we can raise an additional $50,000 in investments by Monday, June 6. This match will double ever dollar (up to $50,000) that’s invested in our project by Monday, June 6. If
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Grocery Store as Social Enterprise

The dominant belief that maximizing profits is the primary purpose of business has caused food retailers to leave communities in which they don’t think profits can be maximized. The result is that over 23 million Americans don’t have access to the choices and services offered by groce
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June 18 Celebration Event

RSVP   Here are additional photos from past Front Porch events. More video highlights are on our Youtube Channel.
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We Have a Location!

We have secured a location on San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland for our full-service food market and social hall. This is a major milestone and a significant accomplishment in the overpriced and competitive real estate market of the Bay Area. It took our team – which included com
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January 2015 Shareholder Update

Why You Haven’t Heard From Us First, an explanation about why you haven’t heard from us since we sent our 2013 annual report last June. Securing commercial real estate often entails a great deal of unpredictability as to which site opportunities, how long it will take to negotiate a v
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New article in Forbes

A new article came out on Saturday 8/9/14 in Forbes.com about our project. Entitled Eye On The Prize: Addressing A Food Desert in Oakland, the article discusses the origins of our project, our past challenges raising capital from conventional sources, our success raising capital from
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First Annual Shareholder Report

We’re pleased to announce the first annual report for People’s Community Market. This report details and celebrates our milestones in 2013, including our success in rallying hundreds of Oakland and Bay Area residents to join us as Founding Shareholders and to collectively
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Give a Gift with Meaning and Value. Give a Local Investment.

Are you tired of giving material things for the holidays that end up in the landfill? Consider giving stock in our community enterprise that earns dividends and makes a difference in your local food system. Giving our company stock helps bring healthy and nutrition foods, good jobs an
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