a three part model, with three separate but interdependent spaces -- Community Store which is our supermarket and our engine where we generate the money in order to cover everything else; Community Kitchen, our social eating space, in which people come together and build very strong relationships around food; and Community Hub where people come together as a community, and both individually and together make the future brighter and become the best versions of themselves, so that when they do transition out of membership, life is much better and they’re able to move into the life that they always envisioned for themselves and that really explains the model 

Community Shop


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