Goodr, a local company working to combat hunger and food waste, opened the free grocery store Wednesday for the senior community in the building. The store will be open throughout the week. It's stocked with everyday items such as produce, meat, pasta, canned goods, medicine and drinks.
Seniors will need to check-in and register at the store to start their shopping. They can also let the store know if they have any allergies and can request items.
It's a special cause close to the heart of Jasmine Crowe, the CEO of Goodr. In a tweet, she said she is dedicating the store to her dear friend Ms. Bailey.
"Seniors often choose between paying for food and paying for their prescriptions. On average, seniors receive $120 per month to help put food on the table," Crowe wrote.
The seniors at Lutheran Towers also got a reusable gift bag at the grand opening so that they can bring it to shop with each time.
"I’m so thrilled about the impact this will bring," Crowe said.
Crowe added that 7.3 million older Americans are at risk for hunger, which represents 10% of all seniors.
Goodr also opened a first-of-its-kind grocery store at a Title I school back in September.