Kanbe’s Markets launched with just one main program, called our Healthy Corner Stores. Soon after, we rolled out its complimentary program, Recycling and Food Composting. They are intertwined and are run in tandem.
We deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to several convenience stores, increasing access to healthy and affordable foods to areas where grocery stores are few and far between. Each day, new food is delivered and rotated out. Anything that is not sold is taken to be composted by local farmers.
Our delivery system is one way to increase access to healthy foods, reduce hunger, and create community around the joy and benefits that food brings to our lives. There really is no limit to how many stores could be added to our delivery route. As long as we have the support, the need is most definitely there!
We have many other programs in the works, including a community educational event series. This series will be a combination of awareness, education around the value of healthy, nutritious food, along with free cooking demonstrations.