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Our mission is to serve, engage, and empower our neighborhoods by providing affordable, high quality food in a clean and welcoming environment that is worker and community owned.
Lack of access to a full-service grocery store is impacting Daytonians’ health.
National studies have shown residents who live near supermarkets have lower rates of diet-related diseases than those with limited access.
Dayton has higher than average rates of diabetes and other chronic illness, and over a third of adults in our neighborhoods report eating fewer than one vegetable per day.
- According to a 2015 study by FRAC, Dayton is in the bottom quartile of cities in the nation for food hardship for families with children.
- A recent Gallup poll shows 29.4 percent of households in our region report trouble obtaining healthy food.
- Our region has fewer grocery and WIC and SNAP stores per capita than the Ohio average.
Gem City Market is a cooperative. That means it is a business owned and controlled by its members for the benefit of those same members.
Membership allows you to participate on committees and in annual meetings, elect representatives to our board, run for community-elected board seats, and benefit from member-only promotions once we’re open.
Gem City Market is a multi-stakeholder cooperative with three member classes: Community-Owner, Employee-Owner and Supporters (Supporter members do not have voting rights nor receive patronage dividends). Learn more on our membership page.
More than a grocery store
Gem City Market is first and foremost a grocery store, yet we’re going to be so much more! Our store will also include a teaching kitchen, nutrition classes and wellness programming, a mini-clinic, cafe, and community room.