Last month we pledged to refocus our Change for the Community donation efforts by committing to aiding more organizations who support racial justice and equality.
As of Thursday, June 25 Leon County requires face coverings for everyone. County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge says, “If it’s under a roof, you’re wearing a mask.”
Homelessness in the age of Coronavirus brings a unique set of difficulties, above and beyond the overwhelming challenges that one typically faces without shelter. Research suggests up to 40% of homeless individuals could contract COVID-19 with 10% of those individuals needing hospitalization. Without access to health care, and often residing in groups, the homeless population of the Big Bend are acutely vulnerable. Not only is this community particularly exposed to COVID-19, they are often looked down on, seen as less worthy or lazy, because they simply cannot make ends meet.
CCM’s Mission is to exist to improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves through its retail food stores. CCM operates as a cooperative owned by its members and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its staff, customers, suppliers and neighbors. To us this means more than selling groceries. It also means enriching the lives of the people in our area, through supporting other local businesses and non-profit organizations, building local commerce and providing for countless residents.
Since opening as Community Co-op Market in January, we've been working away at making improvements to the store at 1235 Apalachee Parkway. We've got a lot of work ahead of us, and know it will be a long road to get the full renovation completed. But we're eager to show off what we've done so far. So here's an in-progress look at CCM!