October 9, 2013
This morning, Nick was proud to join the rest of City Council in awarding a grant to support Janus Youth Programs’ Village Market.
The Village Market is a corner store in the New Columbia community. Until 2 years ago, there was no source for groceries within a mile of New Columbia. In a neighborhood where many families are lower-income and travel by bus or on foot, accessing affordable food was a challenge.
The Village Market is committed to providing quality, fresh, healthy, affordable groceries for our North Portland neighborhoods. It serves as a model for the region, and helps build the case for healthy food access for all neighborhoods.
City support of the market will cover operational costs of the project as it moves toward financial self-sufficiency.
To learn more about the Village Market, visit their website.