ShopRite of Fox Street
ShopRite of Fox Street celebrated its Grand Opening on August 1, 2013. It was a joyous event for Brown's Super Stores and the entire community!
UpLift worked with Brown's Super Stores to bring healthy, affordable food to the Nicetown Tioga area of Philadelphia, which has been without a supermarket for more than 20 years. The 71,000 square foot supermarket will occupy a little less than one third of the 30-acre Baker's Square shopping center. This store will be an anchor for the community, providing access to food, close to 300 jobs, and affordable healthcare. UpLift was responsible for the community organizing that was essential in ensuring that this store serves the needs of the community. UpLift organized a pre-store opening meeting and was thrilled to have the support of over 1,500 community members in attendance.
This store is a perfect example of UpLift's vision of supermarket as holistic community hub. It illustrates many of the innovative in-store programs that UpLift provides for our supermarket clients.
QCare Health Clinic
UpLift worked to connect Brown's Super Stores with a healthcare system, RHD Family Practice and Counseling Network, who will be operating a convenient care clinic inside the new store. This clinic will be the first "Q Care clinic", UpLift's own brand of convenient, affordable clinics located within supermarkets. In QCare clinics, family nurse practitioners provide services for common ailments and look to connect patients, both adults and children, to primary care physicians in their network. QCare creates a healthy “one-stop shopping” experience for all community members, allowing them to purchase healthy food, visit a quality health care provider at low cost, and directly pick up their prescriptions all within the ShopRite of Fox Street.
Nutrition Education Program
At the Fox Street ShopRite, the formula for a well-balanaced, nutritious and delicious diet will only be a question away. UpLift worked with HPC to bring nutrition services and education to the Fox Street ShopRite customers in order to promote healthy food choices. Cutomers will be able to ask Nutritionist, Ruby Davis, for advice on meal choices, healthy snacks, and other tips for a more wholesome lifestyle. Ruby will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to provide free services to all customers. She will also be hosting store tours and community classes including cooking demos!
Affordable Financial Services
UpLift Solutions and Brown's Super Stores is proud to announce that ShopRite of Fox Street will have an in-store credit union operated by American Heritage Federal Credit Union.
This will provide customers with affordable financial services and many no-cost features such as no minimum deposit to open an account, fee free ATMs, and checking accounts with no associated fees. American Heritage is also interested in promotoing financial literacy in the community through the access point of the in-store credit union.
Application Assistance for Public Benefits
UpLift is partnering with local public officials' offices to provide customers with application assistance for public benefits. ShopRite of Fox Street will have a benefits assistance office where customer can receive guidance when applying for SNAP, medicare, medicaid, LIHEAP, FAFSA, and more.
UpLift connected Brown's Super Stores to SHARE, a Philadelphia based nonprofit with a mission of promoting healthy living and stronger communities through affordable, wholesome food. Brown's will be sourcing local produce from SHARE so that customers can enjoy healthy, affordable, local food, which benefits not only the local community, but the environment as well.