People’s Grocery is a non-profit that was founded in 2002 has operated numerous food projects (including the Mobile Market and the Grub Box), urban gardens and nutrition education programs in West Oakland. Peoples Community Market (PCM) is a for-profit business that is working to develop and operate a neighborhood food store in West Oakland. PCM has emerged out of the work and experience of People’s Grocery, but it is a separate organization with its own board of directors and staff. The two organizations may partner in a number of ways such as conducting community outreach, providing job training to PCM’s employees and offering nutrition education and health services to its customers. Both organizations were founded by Brahm Ahmadi.
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