Gaining Ground Grocery is the first project of the Chattanooga Food Center. Our goal is to provide affordable, healthy food to Chattanooga by offering our customers access to local and sustainable produce, meat, eggs, dairy and more! Since Gaining Ground Grocery is a non-profit food project, all proceeds from the store support the continuing mission of the Chattanooga Food Center. If you want to see what we're up to, you can follow us on Instagram @gaininggroundgrocery and @chattfoodcenter.
Thank you so much, we're glad you're here!
We’re so glad you asked! “Good Food” isn’t simply just fruits and vegetables. It is food that is accessible physically and economically. It is optimal for health and nutrition. It promotes dignity and overall well being for a community. However, in our complex food system, not all of our neighbors have easy access to nutritious, affordable food. Lack of good food disproportionately affects low income and communities of color. Evidence shows that improving access to good food is beneficial for everyone from infants to seniors. It improves student test scores, worker performance, and increases the economic vitality and attractiveness of entire cities. A thriving, community-based food system that values people, the planet, and generates profit, is also known as the triple bottom line.
We have formed the Good Food Fund to create more opportunities for fresh food access to our neighbors, to obtain the technology needed to assist this effort, and to create a bridge for neighbors that are interested and able to support ways to get fresh and healthy food to those that lack it. As our organization is able, we will utilize this fund to its maximum effect in our community to invite as many people to the table of good food as we can.
Your sponsorship of Gaining Ground Grocery makes this fund work directly in the places and for the people that need it.
We sell both physical and digital gift cards for Gaining Ground Grocery and they make great gifts for friends and family!
Gift cards benefit the store and support our mission to provide food access, education, and engagement in our local food system.
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