Building the Future

SALAR was created to assist with building community-based wealth beginning in the area around the former St. Anthony’s hospital, the historic part of which is now being repurposed into subsidized apartments for seniors.

That area, plus all of North Heights, Hamlet and San Jacinto are considered food deserts, areas of the city where those without ready transportation have little or no access to a market selling fresh produce or non-processed food. SALAR is working to change that, through providing a mobile market that can travel to several sites in these food desert areas. The market will be housed in a large trailer, pulled behind a pickup truck and fitted out with shelving and cold storage. We plan to provide a variety of fruits and vegetables, some meat and other basic necessities at reasonable prices, and to develop a schedule that best meets the needs in each area of town.

Above is a picture of the trailer as it is now and as we envision it looking. Your support will help us raise the $20,000 we need to refurbish it and cover beginning operating costs. Please consider giving through
Panhandle Gives, November 21-29 th , as gifts made during that time will be amplified through a fund raised by the Amarillo Area Foundation for that purpose.