Outpost donates $20,000

November 3, 2014

Outpost Natural Foods announced that it donated $20,000 to the City of Milwaukee Office of Sustainability’s “HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee” program. The money is earmarked for neighborhood initiatives that transform vacant or abandoned city lots and spark economic development and entrepreneurship that supports local, healthy food production.

The 44-year-old co-op attributes around 32 percent of its overall retail sales to local and regionally produced foods. They hope to increase that percentage to 75 percent, with 50 percent of that coming from within 100 miles, by the year 2022.

The donated funds were accepted and will be administered by the Milwaukee Economic Development Corps on behalf of the city’s program, according to Outpost’s Margaret Mittelstadt.

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