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Kanbe's Markets

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Hunger
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

3119 Terrace StKansas City, MO 64111 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Kanbe’s Markets is a nonprofit organization providing access to fresh, affordable and healthy foods to people experiencing food insecurity. By providing innovative food delivery systems that are more inclusive, enhance small businesses and empower individuals to make healthy choices, we step closer toward an equitable future of food.

Description

Kanbe’s Markets began looking at the local food system in Kansas City, Missouri in 2016. The lack of grocery stores and limited transportation resources on the east side of the city’s racially-dividing line, Troost Avenue, has created a stark division of residents experiencing food insecurity.

After identifying the hundreds of locally owned convenience stores, gas stations and corner bodegas with deep ties in the community, the first Healthy Corner Store location began to sell fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables in 2018.

Today, Kanbe’s provides fresh food access for over 250,000 residents- and counting.

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