On Tuesday, March 31, the LA Food Policy Council is celebrating one year of healthy changes at a corner store in Boyle Heights called Salva Market Place (2108 E. 1st Street). Community members will enjoy a healthy cooking demo, followed by a discussion of ways to support the store owners in continuing to expand their healthy food options.
With technical consulting from LAFPC’s Healthy Neighborhood Market Network program and community outreach/marketing support from La Causa Youthbuild and the County Department of Public Health, store owners Abel and Alicia successfully introduced healthy snack options like apples, bananas and oranges at Salva Market in March 2014. They recently also stopped selling tobacco products. Youth leaders from La Causa Youthbuild threw a grand re-opening community celebration and healthy cooking demo at Casa 0101–next door to Salva Market–in the spring last year, to recognize the store owners’ efforts and celebrate an emerging healthy food retailer in Boyle Heights.
DATE: Tuesday, 3/31/15 (Cesar Chavez Day)
TIME: 10:30 am
LOCATION: Salva Market Place. 2108 East 1st Street. Los Angeles, CA 90033
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Esther at 213-473-9739
Salva Market is a small business leader in food access. In order to sustain what they’ve accomplished already and continue to grow, Alicia and Abel need more friends in the community to get involved with the store.
Please join us at Salva Market on the morning of March 31st to get involved in supporting this innovative healthy corner store in Boyle Heights!