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Grocers on Wheels, Self-Help Credit Union Borrower, in Durham Today!

Bank of America Grants Supporting Healthy Foods Lending

Mar 17, 2015

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Contact: David Beck, Self-Help, 919-956-4495 or

Durham, N.C.- Grocers on Wheels will be rolling their mobile farmer’s market to the Durham Arts Council TODAY from 12:30 to 4 pm. They plan to be at the Durham Arts Council the third Tuesday of every month.

Grocers on Wheels is the creation of Demetrius Hunter, a fourth generation grocer from Southeast Raleigh and Anita Woodley, a public health advocate and performance artist (under the name “Mama Juggs). They generally buy crops at farms at 3 am and go to senior centers and low-income housing projects to provide healthier food to SNAP and WIC eligible people.

Grocers used a Self-Help loan to purchase their new truck.  The loan was made possible with financial support from Bank of America for Self-Help’s lending. “The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided $100,000 in grant funding for Self-Help’s healthy foods and small business lending in North Carolina over the past two years.”

In addition to the Durham Arts Council, Grocers will be at NC Central University next Wednesday, March 25 6pm - 8:30pm  as part of  My Sister’s Keeper.  My Sister’s Keeper is a show about health disparities for black women such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

A link to Grocers on Wheels full Durham schedule can be found here and the winter menu here.

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About Self-Help Credit Union
Self-Help is a community development lender headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $6.4 billion in financing to nearly 87,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 100,000 families in North Carolina, California and Chicago and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at



About Self-Help

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.