Organizers of Grassroots Grocery invite you to come have some fun at The Old Bakery Beer Company while raising the last $1,035 needed to open the cooperative store, which will focus on locally-produced food and natural home products.
From 4pm until close on Wednesday, July 22 at the brewery, your choice of two different pints of local, organic craft beer will be on special for $3 per glass, which will all be donated to Grassroots Grocery.
The store will open 30 days after reaching its $50,000 fundraising goal, which will be Saturday, August 22 if the goal is achieved at the final fundraiser, turning the event into a celebration party.
“All we need to do is sign up our last 10 members, gather a big enough party to drink 345 beers, or a combination of the two,” said co-founder Sara McGibany, “It’s exciting to be able to see the finish line.”
Guests are RSVPing to the Facebook event as their pledge to drink 1 beer at the fundraiser, and the group is keeping a tally on when to celebrate hitting its $50,000 goal. “We really appreciate the OBBC and the entire local business community's support in this endeavor,” said co-founder Christine Favilla, “There have been so many examples of businesses and organizations going out of their way to help this project come to fruition.”
Supporters can acquire a bright orange, GG carrot branded shopping bag for a $25 donation. Limited edition founders t-shirts will only be available for those who contribute $50 or more during the kickoff campaign. For $100, your family becomes a member of the cooperative grocery, and everyone in your household will receive 10% off every purchase made at the store. Prior donors can pick up their perks at Wednesday’s event.
Residents who face food insecurity automatically qualify for the 10% discount, and one does not have to be a member to shop at the store. Businesses are also able to purchase a corporate membership for staff, to enhance their employee wellness programs. Full details can be found at www.GrassrootsGrocery.org.
To stay up-to-date on store announcements, please like Grassroots Grocery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GrassrootsGrocery.