Be a part of it! Here are the details!
Stop & Shop on Blue Hill Ave is also hosting a Community Day Block Party on August 19 next to the store at 48 Geneva Avenue. The free event is open to all and will include a packed day of engaging programming centered on promoting wellness in all forms.
The day will begin with a ribbon cutting outside of the store at 10:30 am, followed by a full schedule of events which community members are invited to, including:
● 11 am – 5 pm: Food trucks serving healthy & fresh foods
● 11 am – 5 pm: Photo opportunities with a Red Sox World Series trophy
● 11 am – 3 pm: Story time with the Grove Hall & Roxbury branches of the Boston Public Library
● 11:30 am – 12 pm: Cardio dance fitness class presented by TRILLFIT
● 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Healthy eating cooking demonstration presented by Stop & Shop Nutrition Partners
● 2 pm – 4:45 pm: Hip hop, Latin, and Caribbean dance classes presented by A Trike Called Funk
● 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Interactive graffiti workshop with TakeOne of the GN Crew Boston
As a neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop is doing its part to ensure the communities it serves have access to the resources and support needed to live a healthful life.
Stop & Shop selected the Grove Hall store location for this neighborhood health improvement program because high rates of nutrition-related chronic conditions among those in the surrounding area, coupled with higher rates of food insecurity and lower income, create an opportunity for the grocer to play an active role in driving healthier outcomes via food-driven wellness initiatives.
● Gordon Reid, Stop & Shop President
● Jennifer Brogan, Stop & Shop Director of Community Relations
● Christine Sinclair, Stop & Shop Nutrition Partners, Registered Dietitian at Grove Hall Store
● Ed Flynn, President, Boston City Council
● Brian Worrell, City Councilor, District 4
● Jim Rooney, President & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
● Andrea Swain, Executive Director, Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Roxbury
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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