Winner of Google Impact Challenge Illinois!

March 2019

We are pleased to announce that our Rural Fresh Markets project was selected as a winner in the Google Impact Challenge – Illinois. Out of 170 applications, our project was one of ten nonprofits selected for “innovative ideas for growing economic opportunity in Illinois.” Our Rural Fresh Markets project has received $75,000 in grant funding from Google and will receive project assistance from the Google team.

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Sarah Lashmett (right), Store Manager, and employee at the Great Scott! Community Market, in Winchester, IL which started in August 2018 and is the only grocery store serving the county.