If you are on a budget and want to cook at home, do your grocery shopping at Fresco Community Market
in Montecito Heights.
You’ll have access to your favorite brands, organic, locally grown produce, and a full-service bakery, kitchen, and deli. This may sound like an average grocery store, but that’s only because we haven’t mentioned their comprehensive work toward poverty alleviation
. Firstly, a percentage of store profits helps pay for revitalization programs and community services in Montecito Heights. Secondly, Fresco collaborates with the LA Mission
by hiring rehabilitated criminals and homeless folks whose stigmatized pasts prevent them from gaining employment elsewhere. Many of the helpful store clerks, cashiers, and bakers that you’ll encounter have survived addiction and homelessness on Skid Row, and have begun healthier, happier lives thanks to Fresco.