Makeba Lee Fund
Makeba Lee (pictured at left) was a 24-year-old mother of one who tragically passed away on May 17, 2012. With the help of Lee's mother, Ms. Aja Nkrumah, and grandfather, Mr. Ed White, New Roots created a fund in her honor to support mothers served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). With a generous grant from Women 4 Women, the Makeba Lee Fund was born. Thanks to the fund, for just $60, a mother on WIC can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from New Roots for an entire growing season--approximately five months.
Though legal restrictions prevent mothers from using their WIC funds to purchase New Roots produce, anyone dependent on WIC is eligible to purchase their shares for six dollars apiece. Just select the six dollar option on any Fresh Stop Market's online ordering page or bring six dollars to the order drop off location.
To sign up with the Louisville WIC program, please visit their website, or visit one of the following locations in town: