Summer Harvest: Crystal Woman Helps Feed Community Through Nonprofit Grocery Organization

June 13, 2018 07:11 PM

After losing her job in 2009, buying groceries became a struggle for Georgia O'Brien. The Crystal woman learned about the Fare for All program while watching 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS one evening. 

"I went 'Oh, this is right practically in my neighborhood, I need to check this out,'" O'Brien said.

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Fare for All buys fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk, which allows them to sell it at up to 40 percent off grocery store prices. 

O'Brien went in for a few items but didn't just want to accept the help. She wanted to give it. 

Seven years later, O'Brien is stacking shelves, bagging groceries and answering client questions. 

"It makes me feel great. I come here and I feel very joyful, I really do, because I know I'm doing something to give back to the community," O'Brien said

Fare for All is one of several programs operated by The Food Group, a nonprofit organization benefiting from the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Summer Harvest for Kids campaign. 

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