Organizers of the Grassroots Grocery in Alton feel momentum is on their side heading into 2015.  A donation in December from TheBANK of Edwardsville took the effort past the halfway point, and the goal of $50,000 is within site, according to one member of the Steering Committee. 

But many of the donations have been smaller ones from members of the community.  Christine Favilla says households that donate $100 membership dues will enjoy a 10% discount on all food for one year.

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She says corporate memberships are also available, based on the number of employees.  Businesses that make a contribution can provide the 10% discount to employees as a health benefit of their compensation package.  For more information or to make a donation you can follow the link on this story at


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