|Jay Holmes (left), Naurice Fitzgerald (middle) and another founder of Market Boxx Community Stores|
Bringing food and jobs to urban communities
The unique mobile grocery store idea brings, not only food, but also jobs to urban communities. Each store is built by an entrepreneur and resembles a small shed on wheels with windows and vinyl siding. But inside it contains a whole lot of fresh fruit and vegetables and deli items.
The company works with community organizations and entrepreneurs to build the carts, which have different designs and blue prints for carts in different businesses.
Creating new entrepreneurs
Holmes' plan is to teach entrepreneurs the skills they need to build their own cart. They are connected with supplies and eventually own their own carts.
One new entrepreneur, Naurice Fitzgerald, never pictured himself as a builder, but he is happy to be on the team. “I want to be able to say I helped build this and I had a part in this because it’s going to go somewhere,” he stated.
He hopes to own his own cart in a couple months. Already, other people in the Milwaukee area have expressed an interest in bringing Market Boxx to their neighborhoods.
For more details about Market Boxx Community Stores, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Market-Boxx-Community-Stores-166413146829462/