A long-vacant building constructed more than a decade ago with the hope of ending the reputation of Youngstown’s Southside as a food desert could once again fulfill that promise. Rose Carter, Executive Director of the Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, AKA “ACTION”, has scheduled a noon press conference with Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown at the former Bottom Dollar Store 2649 Glenwood Ave.
Carter will reveal plans for a Community Marketplace at the former store, which she says will be dedicated to addressing food insecurities and other community concerns. The project is a collaboration between the mayor, local businesses, nonprofits, and others in the community. “This space will not only provide immediate relief but also serve as a catalyst for long-term positive change,” Carter says in a media release.
ACTION is a grassroots, non-profit community organization involving faith groups, schools, neighborhood organizations, tenant councils, and other non-profits, is the force behind other community projects, one of the latest includes a Mobile Market to deliver groceries to underserved neighborhoods.
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