By Tiffany Taylor and Emily Mae Czachor, Annenberg TV News
A full service supermarket held its grand opening Monday in South Los Angeles, pledging to provide healthier, fresher food options and more jobs for the community.
The California FreshWorks Fund awarded Northgate Gonzalez a $50,000 grant and $5.5 million loan to provide healthier options and jobs for the communities that need it most. The new market will bring more than 100 new living wage jobs with benefits to South L.A.
Northgate Gonzalez has partnered with Los Angeles and California FreshWorks to pursue a commitment to a local and diverse hiring plan, including working with Homeboy Industries, which helps employ former gang members.