Open Letter to Boards of Directors of Food Stores Impacted/Destroyed by Recent Riots

Open Letter to Boards of Directors of Food Stores Impacted/Destroyed by Recent Riots

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We understand that companies must make business decisions based off of numbers, therefore the goal of this petition is to show companies such as Cub Foods, Target, and ALDI (to name a few) that it is absolutely in their best interest, as well as the interest of their communities, to invest in rebuilding and to re-open stores which have been the victims of riots and looting.  At this time, none of these companies have issued statements saying they have no intention of re-opening, but it is logical to assume that conversations are taking place at corporate headquarters and we would like this petition and community feedback to be incorporated into their decision making.

Due to the low socioeconomic status of impacted neighborhoods, combined with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, communities were already suffering when they were subjected to destructive riots that are taking place around the peaceful protests of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd (to name a few). Now as the buses and trains have stopped running and food stores are destroyed, it is increasingly difficult for community members to obtain high-quality and nutritious, affordable foods. Luckily, communities have been able to come together for food drives and donation-based solutions, but this is not a permanent solution to the food desert issue in these neighborhoods.

People who sign this petition are telling you this:

We will shop in your rebuilt stores, and/or your other locations. We will go out of our way to do this, as we recognize that these accessible food stores are also an essential part of the necessary, cooperative community.

Thank you for your support,

Your loyal customers & community members.

 

 

Photo Credit: Kyle Andercyk 

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