Grocer’s Fresh Idea Lowers Prices For Low-Income Residents Who Volunteer

Good Grocer, a new food market in Minneapolis, is putting a fresh spin on the traditional co-op model to help low-income residents. By offering reduced prices in exchange for volunteer work, the store hopes to make quality, healthy food more widely accessible. Throughout the store, which opened in June, all items are marked with two prices — one for volunteers and one for non-members. To receive the 25 percent discount on regular prices, customers must sign up for a membership that commits them to a certain task or chore at the store.

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