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Fare & Square Announces Membership Enrollment Events in Preparation of Store Opening

Community members encouraged to sign-up for membership to receive maximum savings when Fare & Square opens

Philadelphia, Pa- July 16, 2013- Fare & Square, a not-for-profit grocery store opening in the City of Chester, has announced dates for upcoming Carrot Club membership enrollment events at various locations across Delaware County. Fare & Square is slated to open in late September providing Chester with a full range of food staples, with a focus on fresh healthy foods like produce, meat, deli items and seafood, at everyday low prices.

Everyone in the City of Chester and surrounding communities is welcome to shop at Fare & Square. Fare & Square is located at 9th and Trainer Streets, Chester, PA and will be open 8 am- 8 pm, 7 days a week for easy access and convenience. Fare & Square understands the challenge of shopping on a tight grocery budget while still providing good, wholesome food for the family. Their shelves, refrigerators and freezers will be stocked with a variety of items – national brands and private labels – with a focus on fresh foods. To further stretch customers dollars, Fare & Square will accept SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits and help members sign up to receive SNAP benefits.

All customers are encouraged to sign up for a free Carrot Club membership before the opening at enrollment events in Chester and the surrounding area this summer. All Carrot Club members are eligible to earn rewards, get access to in-store promotions, and receive program incentives and special values. Eligible members will also receive money off in the form of “Carrot Cash” to be applied to future purchases, to help them stretch their dollar and maximize their food budget.

Initial Enrollment dates include:

 

July 2013    
July 21, 11 am- 1 pm
Church of the Overcomer, 
1010 Sunset St, Trainer, PA
July 22, 9 am- 3 pm
Department of Public Welfare, 
701 Crosby St., Chester, PA
 
July 30, 9 am- 3 pm
Community Hospital, 
2600 W. 9th St., Chester, PA
July 31, 6 pm- 8 am Better Living Center, 501 Yarnall St., Chester, PA    
August 2013    
August 6, 9 am- 3 pm Community Hospital,
2600 West 9th Street, Chester, PA 19013
 
August 7, 6 pm- 8 pm Mount Olive Baptist Church,
2 Pershing Avenue, Linwood, PA, 190161
 
August 8, 4 am-10 am Community Transit,
206 Eddystone Avenue, Eddystone, PA 19022
August 10, 11 am- 3 pm DCHA Parkview,
50 Griffith Street, Upland, PA 19015
 
August 16, 10 am- 11 am Philabundance Fresh for All,
DCHA Kinder Park,
1825 Constitution Avenue, Woodlyn, PA
  
August 17, 12 pm- 4 pm Grace Church of God in Christ,
2106 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, PA 19013
August 19, 9 am- 3 pm Department of Public Welfare,
701 Crosby Street, Chester, PA 19013
 
August 20, 9 am- 3 pm Community Hospital,
2600 West 9th Street, Chester, PA 19013
 
August 24, 11 am- 3 pm J. Lewis Crozer Library,
620 Engle Street, Chester, PA 19013
 
August 31, 9 am-1 pm Better Living Center,
501 Yarnall Street, Chester, PA 19013

   
More Events to be added.

   

Fare & Square will create 40-50 new jobs and will hire from Chester whenever possible. Philabundance is offering a free Service Industry Training course for area residents interested in applying for a position with Fare & Square. The five week course will offer trainees an opportunity to leave with a Safe Food Handling Certification, access to Career Counseling and Resources, online and classroom employment prep and customer service training. Graduates will be the first considered for jobs at Fare & Square, job placement not guaranteed. The first class begins on July 22, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Chester City Hall, 1 E. 4th St. Chester, Pa. For more information, please see fliers posted in Chester City Hall and Career Link.

Philabundance’s goal is to introduce the Fare & Square model to other communities in the Delaware Valley. For more information, please visit www.FareandSquare.org or visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FareandSquareChester.

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About Fare & Square
Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, is bringing Fare & Square, a not-for-profit grocery store, to the City of Chester, Pa in September of 2013. Fare & Square will give Chester residents convenient, reliable access to “good food right around the corner” with a focus on food staples like fresh produce, deli items, meats, dairy, seafood, and frozen foods. Fare & Square will help stretch customers dollars by accepting SNAP/Food Stamp benefits coupled with everyday low pricing and a percentage off of future purchases for eligible customers. The west end of the City of Chester is one of 35 USDA determined food deserts in the Delaware Valley and has been without a full service grocery store since 2001. Philabundance is rehabbing the entire 21,000 sq. ft. building, creating a new gateway on the west end of Chester at the corner of 9th and Trainer will create 40 to 50 new jobs in Chester, hiring from the community when possible. Philabundance hopes to replicate this model in other communities that need it. For more information, visit www.FareandSquare.org or call 215-339-0900.

 

 

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