Jackson Rising: Shelby Parsons

Jackson Rising

  • Shelby Parsons works for Rainbow, a grocery cooperative, which works to supply food to people in need. In the town of Jackson, with an 80% population of African-Americans, it is hard to supply healthy food to the black community due to low incomes. Rainbow works with other co-ops to fix this problem. By accepting food stamps, for instance, Parsons and Rainbow is able to bring positive change to the Jackson, Mississippi community. Parsons has a true desire to see cooperatives take the place of government funded efforts to get food to those in need of it.

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