There is a 15-year life expectancy difference between Louisville residents in the East and those in the West End. #FeedTheWest is a community food justice initiative spearheaded by Shauntrice Martin sponsored by Change Today, Change Tomorrow. This initiative will continue on until the West End has a Black-Owned and sustainable fresh food source for our residents.
Root Cause Research Center shared “the research and work of community members working toward justice for traditionally disenfranchised and marginalized communities. The following work was prepared by Shauntrice Martin, the esteemed founder and director of #FeedtheWest. Photos are credited to Nicole Funk.
REPORT CALL TO ACTION: Call/email/tweet this report to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen.
Ask him why he gave himself a raise instead of giving Black people healthy food. According to Louisville Business Journal, Kroger Co. boosted the compensation of CEO Rodney McMullen by 21% last year, driven by a boost in stock awards tied to performance incentives. Demand that he donate $5 million to #FeedTheWest.
Facebook & Twitter: @Kroger
Kristal Howard (Head of Media Communications)
Erin Grant (Louisville Division)
This is a community issue and we encourage everyone to do what they can to ensure our WHOLE city is healthy.
Please leave your contact information at the drop site if you wish to be listed as a donor.
Cases of Water
Oatmeal – Variety Pack
Organic Fresh and Frozen Meats
Single Serve Desserts
Hygiene Items –
Period Products, Deodorant, Bar Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Lotion, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, ETC.
Please fill out the Grocery Donation form so we can better assist you!
More communal resources will be posted shortly. We will get through this together.
See video from #FeedTheWest donations for Tuesday June 2, 2020 #DayOne