ACTION Begins Fundraising for Mobile Market

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Leaders with the community religious organization known as A.C.T.I.O.N. claim its been six years since Youngstown officials announced they would bring a grocery store to the city – but nothing has happened yet.

“So while we’re waiting on the grocery store, an actual grocery store, we decided and thought that we have groceries to pour most vulnerable people,” said organizer Rose Carter.

For the last three years, the organization has offered weekly pop-up markets around the city during the summer months. But now the group has started a massive fundraising campaign to purchase a van, stock it with groceries and then obtain vouchers to help residents buy what they need.

“We can do more locations, we can do better frequency, we can offer more food,” said organizer Vicki Vicars.

Organizers have started a GoFundMe page for individual donations, and will also reach out to private donors – but it’s going to be a tall order.

“In fact, I think it’s like… $511,000 is what our goal is,” Vicars said.

Read full article at WYTV 33

“We can do more locations, we can do better frequency, we can offer more food,” said organizer Vicki Vicars.

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