Successful Facebook campaign keeps Local Harvest’s doors open
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Local Harvest grocery store and restaurants reached their will stay open. They met their goal of raising $120,000 this week after appealing to customers and neighbors to raise the money to pay off debts. The South City store updated the status on their Facebook page with this message, “We just reached our goal of $120,000! Thank you, St Louis. What a week!”
The grocery store and restaurant went into debt after a 2012 expansion in Kirkwood didn’t pan out. Owners started a unique Facebook campaign to ask customers for help. They raised $120,000 by their goal and will stay open.
This is an excerpt from their campaign on Facebook, “We, the owners and the Local Harvest staff, feel a deep responsibility to our community – even deeper than before – after this outpouring of support. We all understand how important our success is and we are going to come through for you, just like you have for us.”
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