Are you a food-loving person, a cook, baker, grower, or grocer? Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Are you excited about the community development happening across Lewiston-Auburn right now? If any of the above rings true for you, then mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26th 3:30- 5:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates Street for a learning session about the new Community Food Center to be located on Pine Street next to Kennedy Park in Lewiston.
The plan is for a multi-use community space that includes a cooperatively run low-cost grocery store, shared commercial kitchen, shared food storage, and café. The Community Food C
Attend the meeting on October 26 to learn more, get involved, and possibly join the Steering Committee – a group of 5-10 people who will define the cooperative business purpose, its future ownership structure and what criteria needs to be met to become an owner. Members will help determine how decisions are made, create a business plan, register the business with the state, finance and fundraise, and attract member-owners and customers. Stipends for the work will be available. Those who want to help advise and steward the project can sign up for the Advisory Committee, a group made up of people with diverse skills and lived experience who will assist the Steering Committee through the business development process, and provide expertise and guidance.
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For more information email the CFC Support Team at [email protected] or call the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 207-513-3848 and leave a message indicating your interest in joining, or learning more about the Community Food Center development.