SÜPRMARKT is a low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA.
We operate weekly, providing 100% organic produce to make great health and healing available in the communities which need it most.
Since its inception in July 2016, SÜPRMARKT has provided more than 25,000 pounds of organic fruit, veggies, and seeds
affordably in South LA, a community which has 1.3 million residents but only 60 grocery stores.
We aim to shatter longstanding barriers to health in low income communities by making organic food accessible to all.
We educate to make organic living feel easy.
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How We Began
This contest represents the spirit of SÜPRMARKT helped us get our start.
Why is SÜPRMARKT Needed?
We exist to ensure that the best foods are no longer limited to nice areas. Everyone needs quality food to have a quality life, and great food is a gift from the earth itself that belongs to all of us, yet not everyone has access to fresh food.
If you live in Inglewood, you have to drive 25 minutes or bus 2 hours to get organic groceries at often expensive prices. This single, obvious barrier gives people the idea that they can never be vegan or eat healthily because it is too expensive and too much of an inconvenience.
Sixty grocery stores serve South LA’s 1.3 million residents. One store has a large selection of organic products, but no produce. This climate of fast food chains and liquor stores lifts junk food above fresh ingredients, leading to obesity rates 25% higher than West LA and 13% higher than the 22% county average. Creating access, SÜPRMARKT interests people in eating better and eases the struggle of eating organically.
Nearly 8 million US children are considered food insecure with 1 in 6 Californian children classified as significantly overweight. We are impacting the ideas, beliefs, and health of future generations by exemplifying communal enterprise. As they watch their parents shop to create improvement in the face of lack, they will gain bright mentalities which create solutions.