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: https://wayne-edu.zoom.us/j/97027752241?pwd=aEQ2RUl1WEtUSmpYMzFJK2tndWNFQT09
Meeting ID: 970 2775 2241
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.