Jeff Brown is renowned for building a chain of successful urban grocery stores that leverage additional social and economic benefit for their surrounding neighborhoods, such as jobs for people with significant barriers to employment.

Jeff Brown is renowned for building a chain of successful urban grocery stores that leverage additional social and economic benefit for their surrounding neighborhoods, such as jobs for people with significant barriers to employment.

This brief video describes how Jeff’s commitment to operating grocery stores as community anchors led him to establish UpLift Solutions, a national nonprofit organization. UpLift helps food businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits open sustainable full-service grocery stores in low-income neighborhoods.

To hear about UpLift Solution’s model and opportunities for replication at scale, please join our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST . Interested funders, food access advocates, and community development stakeholders are invited to join. Please register here to participate.

We will be tweeting about the event using the hashtag #UrbanFood and invite everyone to share their thoughts and questions.