As someone who often writes and speaks about our broken food system and corporate control of the food supply, I know how discouraging the situation is for many people without access to truly healthy food. And as an Oakland resident, I know how lucky I am to live in between a farmers market and a full-scale grocery store, while my neighbors are not so fortunate. Years ago, I attended several of the very first planning meetings for People’s Grocery, when all I had to give was my time. So now I am thrilled to be able to invest in People’s Community Market, an exciting and critical next step for West Oakland and hope others join me. I can’t wait for opening day.