All Saints' Market
As part of our continuing mission to serve the downtown Pontiac community in mind, body, and spirit, volunteers from the congregation operate a weekly, not-for-profit community produce market, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables at near-wholesale prices.
Why a produce market at a church?
Jesus commanded his followers to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and because we take those words seriously we discerned that our neighbors deserved the opportunity to eat well and thereby take care of themselves and the families just as most members of All Saints' can. The city of Pontiac, like many other urban centers where poverty exists in large numbers, has been classified as a "food desert," which is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an area where residents have limited access to foods needed in order to maintain a healthy diet. Many Pontiac residents, especially the elderly, infirm, or who lack transportation, are unable to access the large suburban supermarkets where fresh produce is readily available. This situation forces many of our neighbors to rely on small local grocery stores that are often unable to offer the kind of fresh, healthy food necessary for preventing Type II diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. This unique ministry gives us the opportunity to enact the type of love and care for our surrounding community that involves something very basic: food.
167 W. Pike St. (enter on Exchange St., ground floor)
Pontiac, MI 48341
Open Saturdays from 10 AM - 2 PM
EBT cards & Debit cards welcome!