My name is AshEl "Seasunz" Eldridge. As a green jobs and food justice organizer, a hip-hop performer and climate educator in high schools, and a witness to my grandmother passing away from diabetes when I was just an young boy, I know food and nutrition are a nexus point connecting climate change, food security, obesity, hunger, and poverty. Food can lead to economic development, particularly in communities of color, and healing in a world increasingly inundated with chemicals, nutritionally deficient food products, and environmental degradation.
SOS Juice, is a solar-powered for-profit/non-profit hybrid that will sell juice, smoothies, and compost in order to improve health, promote sustainable agriculture, and create green jobs for low-income youth and the formerly incarcerated individuals.
To launch our business we need your help. We will pilot our idea in Oakland, Ca to prove the benefits of the model and out potential to grow nationwide. Our Goal is to set up the first official SOS Juice Booth this spring but we need support form like minded people like you to raise about 10K to make it happen.
What We Need & What You Get
We will need $10,000 total. This includes:
Commercial Grade Juicer $2600
Commercial Grade Blender $500
Commercial Wheat Grass Press $500
Commercial Citris Press: $80
Moble Solar Unit: $1500
Vendor Tent: $500
Coolers (one 100 & one 200-Quart) $500
Youth Stipends $ 2570
Permits & Liscences $1000
Juicy Love: Thanks on our newsletter, SosJuice.com, Twitter, and Facebook
Personal Invite to our first SOS juice spot in Oakland! Dinner and Juice with the founder in the SF Bay Area!
First to get a Free download of our SOS Juice Mixtape featuring Songs from Dead Prez, Earth Amplified, Illuminati Congo, DJ Cavem, and more!
SOS juice t-shirt
We name a juice after you for first month of business
Join SoS founder 4 Smoothies and screening of Earth Amplified's Global WarNing and Food Fight @ SF Green Film Festival!
if we don’t reach our entire goal, funds will go to seed the full fruition of this project.
As I mentioned earlier, I know food and nutrition are a nexus point connecting climate change, food security, obesity, hunger, and poverty. Food can lead to economic development, particularly in communities of color, and healing in a world increasingly inundated with chemicals, nutritionally deficient food products, and environmental degradation. SoS Juice can change this.
SOS Juice, in which the SOS stands for 'System out of our System', is a monthly food justice and health equity event inspired by Occupy, the Black Panthers free breakfast program, and Indigenous Wisdom and sacred ceremony.
These events have been powerful and have featured acclaimed artist and national speakers. However, I saw that in order for a deeper healing and transformation to happen, SoS Juice had to become a bigger ongoing business model that could provide jobs AND access to a healthier lifestyle.
These realizations prompted us to go into business. Sos juice is for everyone with a stomach. Customers will not only improve their own health, getting a good dose of their daily requirements of fruit and veggies in a cup, but also improve the health of communities impacted by poverty and the lack of access to healthy food and education by buying juice and smoothies via farmers markets and food trucks.
SOS juice will also support the waste reduction of existing food businesses, by participating in both the creation and networking of existing commercial kitchens focused on food recovery, food processing and distribution.
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