Chester’s community grocery store holds block-party for the community with
a focus on health & wellness
WHAT: Fare & Square, the first non-profit store of its kind celebrates its first anniversary with a community block-party featuring food, kids’ activities, music, giveaways and Zumba. A dozen partners will be onsite offering information on health and wellness, food assistance (WIC, & SNAP), nutrition, household weatherization, voter registration, as well as PECO handing at CFL light bulbs for those that qualify.
Fare & Square opened its doors on September 28, 2013. Fare & Square rehabbed the last operating full-scale grocery store space in Chester, which closed in 2001. Fare & Square created new jobs in Chester and employs 31 team members with 70% of the staff being Chester residents.
WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014
WHERE: Fare & Square, 3117 W. 9th Street
Block-Party on Trainer Street (9th Street corner)
WHO: Mayor John Linder of Chester; Paul Messina, Director of Fare & Square;
Fare & Square staff
AGENDA: 10:05 am -- Paul Messina welcomes the crowd
10:07 am -- Mayor John Linder welcomes the crowd and hands out staff certificates of appreciation
10:45 am – Unity Gospel Children’s Choir
11:00 am to 11:20 am – Zumba demonstration
1:00 pm – event ends