The Common Market Makes Matching Loan to Help Raise $25,000 in 25 Days

New partnership helps member-owners to double their impact

 The Common Market, a mission-driven food distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region, has offered Kensington Community Food Co-op members an incredible opportunity to double their investment in the project.

Announcing: The “25 in 25” Campaign

Help us raise $25,000 in 25 days.  Our friends at The Common Market will match all new member loans to KCFC dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000 - new through March 5!  Help get YOUR store open:  Double your impact today.

KCFC is calling all member-owners to take advantage of The Common Market’s generosity and help unlock extra dollars that go directly to construction of our Coral Street storefront.

Here’s how it works. Over the next 25 days, The Common Market will match all new member loans made to KCFC, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!

  • A $1,000 loan becomes $2,000 raised
  • A $2,500 loan becomes $5,000 raised
  • A $5,000 loan becomes $10,000 raised

KCFC member-owners, double your impact:
Make a member loan today!

 Member-owners can email info@kcfc.coop or call KCFC at (215) 650-7286 to learn more about the “25 in 25” campaign and how to get started.

 Why Member Loans:
Member Loans are an important way for member-owners to make a financial investment in KCFC that will help open the store. These loans provide project-critical startup capital that will be repaid (with interest) after KCFC is open.

To-date, member-owners have committed over $305,000 in loans to the project.

 A Crucial Time for KCFC:
“25 in 25” comes on the heels of a big announcement about our project timing. KCFC is on track to break ground later this year open for business in Fall 2017.

The “25 in 25” Campaign will help assure that we stay on this track.

An Alliance to Improve Our Neighborhood and Support Local Producers
The Common Market believes that working with projects like KCFC is an important component of fulfilling their vision to build vibrant regional food systems that improve communities’ health and wellbeing.

“We believe that by building the strength of regional economies, we can promote equitable health and well-being in urban and rural communities,” said Audrey Huntington, Director at The Common Market.

Holly Logan, KCFC Board President, added, “We are so grateful to The Common Market for their longtime support of our project, and for all the ways they are working to strengthen our local food system. I encourage KCFC’s member-owners to take advantage of this generous offer – it is truly a win-win!”  

The “25 in 25” Campaign is running now through March 5, 2017. 


 ABOUT THE COMMON MARKET:
The Common Market is a 501(c)3 nonprofit local food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. They strive to improve food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health. The vision for The Common Market arose from the collective desire of food-access and local-foods advocates to affect the distribution constraints of locally grown food, simultaneously improving the food security of vulnerable urban communities and the viability of local farms. Learn more at www.thecommonmarket.org

ABOUT KENSINGTON COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP
Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) is a Philadelphia-based member-owned cooperative grocery store coming soon to serve the neighbors of Kensington, Fishtown, Port Richmond, Northern Liberties, and beyond. While the business is owned and guided by our engaged member base, KCFC will serve high-quality, local-first food and home goods to non-members and members alike.

 As a mission based organization, Kensington Community Food Co-op will sustain a thriving, healthy community and environment, a vibrant cooperative economy, an active and engaged membership and a community educated in social, economic and food justice.



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