Jubilee Market and Cafe to open in Franklinton
Lower Lights Christian Health Center will open the long-awaited Jubilee Market on Wednesday, May 16 at 1160 West Broad Street in Franklinton. The ribbon-cutting celebration will take place at 11am with the grocery store and cafe open to the public immediately following the brief ceremony.
The 4,500 sq. ft. non-profit grocery store is the latest addition to the “full-family health care” services provided by Lower Lights Christian Health Center.
“Having access to affordable, nutritious food is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and preventing and treating many chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease”, says Tracy Cloud, Interim CEO. Franklinton has been without a grocery store for years, leaving residents who do not have transportation to rely on corner stores, gas stations and fast food restaurants to feed their families.
“We are so thankful to those in our extended community who recognize this need and have generously contributed towards bringing this vision to fruition. This project was the visionary dream of LLCHC’s founder, Dr. Dana Vallangeon”, says Ann Schiele, Chief Strategy Officer.
The grocery and cafe are part of the renovated former Anthony Thomas Candy factory at the corner of Yale and West Broad. The $1.7 million renovation and construction project had a $1 million initial fundraising goal, towards which $797,475 has been raised to date. Donations will be sought on an ongoing basis to enable the grocery store to continue to provide nutritious food at affordable prices.
Customers under 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) are eligible to receive a 20% discount on fresh produce, and customers between 100% and 200% FPL are eligible to receive a 15% discount on fresh produce. These discounts exclude prepared items.
Community members wishing to apply for the produce discount program need to schedule a short financial appointment by calling (614)274-1455, option 1.
Lower Lights has enlisted Graze Catering as its cafe partner. The cafe will offer a freshly prepared menu as well as take-home ready-to-serve options. Jubilee Market and Cafe’s regular operating hours will be Monday through Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturday/Sunday Noon – 5pm. Follow us at @JubileeMarketandCafe on Facebook, @JubileeMarketCafe on Instagram and @JubileeMktCafe on Twitter.
Aetna Better Health of Ohio
American Electric Power
Arledge Construction Inc.
Aurora Exhibit Solutions
Bethel Presbyterian Church
Brexton/Tri-Village Self Storage
Buckeye Health Plan
Carver Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation
City of Columbus/Hollywood Casino
Columbus Medical Association, Columbus, Ohio
The Foundation for Active Living
G Mechanical, Inc.
Timothy and Tess Galvin
Gloeckner Green McCabe Financial, LLC
Joe and Mary Hoffer Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
David and Lisa Karam
Kelley Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Nancy J. Kingsley
Mount Carmel Home Care
Ohio Capital Corporation
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation
David and Ann Schiele
Robert J. Weiler Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation
and the many others who are supporting this mission of bringing nutritious grocery options to Franklinton.