The Clementine Collective Project is a community galvanizing initiative to deliver free fresh foods to corner stores in Staten Island that so often are in food deserts where access to nutritious produce is limited due to complex socioeconomic factors. The project is a collaborative effort between Columbia University graduate students and faculty alongside local community advocates looking to make an impact on the health of our community. At our pilot site at the Jersey Corner Store in New Brighton, our group has set up a kiosk from which costumers can help themselves to free fruit daily, all made possible by our generous sponsors.
We are now launching this fundraising effort in order to continue to provide free fruit to the community that has come to embrace the initiative in the short 3 months since its inception. Raising $2,500 will provide daily fruit for our kiosk through the end of 2020, allowing us time to find more permenant funding sources.
Our generous sponsors thus far:
H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths
The Office of Assemblyman Charles Fall
Staten Island Women Who March
Staten Island Therapuetic Gardens
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens
Staten Island Child Wellness Initiative
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
Produce Sourced from Gerardi's Farmer's Market, Staten Island, NY.
We thank you for your support in our mission to help brighten stores and brighten days by providing brighter foods. Your donation will go a long way in aiding our efforts for what we believe is the beginning of a movement to transform the makeup of corner stores around the New York City and also foster appreciation for healthy foods and healthier eating habits in communities accross the city.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any further information on the project.