A Twin Cities grocery store is working to meet fundraising goals.
Six weeks ago, Green Top Grocery was told they needed to raise $400,000, money need to help the store stay open. In just five weeks, they were able to collect a little more than half of their goal but they are still pushing to see if they can gain another hundred thousand before their deadline.
As of Wednesday, there are five days left and the grocery co-op is doing as one of their final fundraising efforts.
Wednesday night they held an event at the Keg Grove Brewing Company in Bloomington. Local celebrities took their turn behind the bar serving drinks. Keg Grove staff say 100% of the proceeds made will go to green top fundraising efforts.
“We are all working together,” said Jeff Mroz, Co-Owner of Keg Grove. “Power in numbers and if we don’t help each other out and work together then we don’t exist.”
In the time of the six-week campaign Green Top has upped in sales tremendously. Staff attribute some of the increase to the efforts made but they say the community has really rallied around them.
They are hoping to gain the money needed before Nov. 12, but staff say due to their recent accomplishments the date could be extended.
To find out how you can get involved visit http://greentopgrocery.com/.