By Martin Desmarals – 2/12/2015 The Boston Impact Initiative, an organization that supports community organizations through loans and grants, has made its first equity investment in a local business, backing Roxbury-based City Fresh Foods. The move is seen as an expansion of the Initiative’s efforts to provide sources of investment cash to businesses and organizations… Read More
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We are pleased to share that we have some exciting news at City Fresh Foods. On December 19th, 2014, Mr. Glynn Lloyd and Mr. Sheldon Lloyd, the founding and majority shareholders of City Fresh Foods joined investors, Boston Impact Initiative and Cienega Capital in acquiring City Fresh Foods shares owned by the Unidine Corporation. We… Read More
This past fall, The 431 Project hosted its Inaugural Summit at the beautiful Riverside Farm in Vermont. During the three day event, several exciting speakers presented cutting edge ideas on their work to tackle ideas on global health issues, and City Fresh was fortunate enough to have its founder and CEO as one of its… Read More
Tony Hernandez remembers playing as a child on the vacant lots in the Dudley Street neighborhood of Boston. In the 1980s, white flight and disinvestment had so devastated this neighborhood that more than 20 percent of the land—1,300 lots—lay vacant. Today, Hernandez owns a home on this land, one of 225 units of permanently affordable… Read More
Glynn Lloyd, CEO of Roxbury-based City Fresh Foods catering company, had an epiphany a couple of years back. “I was standing in the kitchen at City Fresh and realized that we were buying all this lettuce from California and paying a pretty good dollar for it,” he recalls. “Then I was driving up Harold Street… Read More
When Glynn Lloyd couldn’t source enough locally grown produce, he decided to grow his own. Since 1994, Lloyd has run City Fresh Foods, a catering company based in Roxbury—one of Boston’s lowest-income neighborhoods. He wanted his business to use locally produced food, but at that time it was hard to come by. So in 2009… Read More
Since she was diagnosed with heart failure earlier this year, Betty Winstead, 84, has become a familiar face at Carney Hospital. Her medical team has taken all the conventional steps to keep her from returning, but nothing has broken the distressing and costly cycle of home to hospital and back. Last Monday, Steward Health Care… Read More