Jasmine Crowe’s Free Grocery Store in Atlanta Aids in the Fight to End Hunger


Explore Our Galleries

A man stands in front of the Djingareyber mosque on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. 
Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu on February 4 celebrated the recovery of its historic mausoleums, destroyed during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and rebuilt thanks to UN cultural agency UNESCO.
African Peoples Before Captivity
Shackles from Slave Ship Henrietta Marie
Kidnapped: The Middle Passage
Enslaved family picking cotton
Nearly Three Centuries Of Enslavement
Image of the first black members of Congress
Reconstruction: A Brief Glimpse of Freedom
The Lynching of Laura Nelson_May_1911 200x200
One Hundred Years of Jim Crow
Civil Rights protest in Alabama
I Am Somebody! The Struggle for Justice
Black Lives Matter movement
NOW: Free At Last?
#15-Beitler photo best TF reduced size
Memorial to the Victims of Lynching
hands raised black background
The Freedom-Lovers’ Roll Call Wall
Frozen custard in Milwaukee's Bronzeville
Special Exhibits
Dr. James Cameron
Portraiture of Resistance

Breaking News!

Today's news and culture by Black and other reporters in the Black and mainstream media.

Ways to Support ABHM?

By Okla Jones, TheRoot.com

The free grocery store in Ronald McNair Middle School includes food, toiletries and clothing, serving about 80 families a week.

Atlanta—the Black Mecca, as some folks call it—is a place people of color have moved to in order to gain success. The city is filled with multiple Fortune 500 businesses, a budding economy, and it’s the home of the highly entertaining Real Housewives of Atlanta. In a place where you can bump into a celebrity at a gas station on Campbellton Road, the city’s homeless and poverty-stricken population is something that frequently goes unnoticed.

Jasmine Crowe, who founded Goodr in 2017, opened a free grocery store in Atlanta to serve impoverished families in need of healthier food options. She is feeding her community, one meal at a time.

According to NBC News, Goodr opened a free grocery store in Ronald McNair Middle School in September, after years of hosting pop-up stores around the city. Crowe collaborated with Atlanta native Gunna on the store’s opening, which gives families access to food, clothing, toiletries and more, free of charge.

According to NPR, the store at McNair Middle School will be open during school hours and close in the summer months, sending the excess food to families in feed in order to avoid waste. Currently, the store is available to anyone, as long as an email is sent to the school listing the items needed.

“Our deal is, if the food is there, we can give it away,” Summerall told NBC News. “We really don’t want to put a barrier on food because we have plenty of it.”

Read the full article here.

More Breaking News here.

Comments Are Welcome

Note: We moderate submissions in order to create a space for meaningful dialogue, a space where museum visitors – adults and youth –– can exchange informed, thoughtful, and relevant comments that add value to our exhibits.

Racial slurs, personal attacks, obscenity, profanity, and SHOUTING do not meet the above standard. Such comments are posted in the exhibit Hateful Speech. Commercial promotions, impersonations, and incoherent comments likewise fail to meet our goals, so will not be posted. Submissions longer than 120 words will be shortened.

See our full Comments Policy here.


  1. Linda Joyce on October 26, 2021 at 8:33 PM

    Thank you for making a difference on this planet. You are a part of God,s plan

Leave a Comment