Grub Box Nourishes West Oakland
runs several programs to build local food systems in West Oakland. I remember seeing their mobile grocery van parked in different spots of the neighborhood (program currently on hiatus). We really need programs like these because West Oakland doesn't have a grocery store. Residents have to travel downtown or to Emeryville for groceries. Or settle for a mini-mart diet.
That's where People's Grocery comes in. Their latest project, dubbed Grub Box, is a unique approach to providing fresh food to West Oakland residents. The Grub Box is delivered weekly containing fresh fruits and vegetables from their farm. They offer two price options
Our production cost per Grub Box is about $18.
We sell the â€œResidentâ€ Grub Box to low-income families and individuals in West Oakland for $12 - a $6 discount off of our production costs.
We sell the â€œSponsorâ€ Grub Box to families and individuals who live in the greater East Bay and are of able economic means for $24 - a $6 markup on our production costs.
It's all about making fresh and healthy foods accessible to the community. I think this is great.