- 15% goes to the Good Food Fund*
- weekly member deals
family membership is for 2 adults over 18 and all dependents under 18
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 an 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 membership to Gaining Ground Grocery makes this fund work directly in the places and for the people that need it.
The Gaining Ground Grocery concept is the first initiative and project of the Chattanooga Food Center. We have been hard at work securing a space, funding and paving the way for this grocery to become a reality. Our goal is to bring local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs and more to the Highland Park area of downtown Chattanooga to provide affordable, healthy food for this area. We envision the grocery as a thread in the fabric of the dynamic Highland Park community tapestry and beyond. Because Gaining Ground Grocery is a community based food project, all profits from the grocery support the continuing mission of the Chattanooga Food Center.
We are selling e-giftcards for our grocery store and they would make a wonderful gift to friends and family. Giftcards benefit the store and support our organization and mission to provide food access, education, and engagement for our local food system.