Food And Drinks

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wayne State University, Detroit Food Policy Council and members of the Detroit Grocery Coalition host press conference to announce launch of the Great Grocer Project – [email protected]


WHAT: Start and press conference of the Great Grocer Project

WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Zoom:

Meeting ID: 970 2775 2241
Passcode: 211262

WHO: Winona Bynum, executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council

Rachael Dombrowski, Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

Juan Escareño, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Midwest Independent Retailers Association

M. Roy Wilson, President of Wayne State University

Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, Interim Dean at Wayne State University College of Education

Charles Walker, Retail Specialist, Fair Food Network

Shirley Burch, Imperial Fresh Market

Vincent Nona, Parkway Foods

Wayne State University, the Detroit Food Policy Council, and members of the Detroit Grocery Coalition are holding a press conference to announce the launch of the Great Grocer Project, a community-based program designed to strengthen relationships between independent grocery stores and their customers to increase the growth of food Awareness and sales of healthy foods and promote economic vitality in Detroit neighborhoods. Representatives from Mike’s Fresh Market, Imperial Fresh Market and Parkway Foods will discuss what it’s like to be a grocer in Detroit and efforts to combat food insecurity.


Dusty Kennedy