In 2020, Restore OKC, of which Dodson is executive director, partnered with grocery chain Homeland to open a small market on the property that houses RestoreOKC’s headquarters and urban farm in the Creston Hills neighborhood. That temporary grocery outlet filled a niche at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and for some time afterward.
The store started as a dream with 16 high school students at Northeast Academy who had been working with Restore OKC. RestoreOKC is a community development ministry in northeast Oklahoma City and the
the recipient of the 2021-2022 Rotary Project – the Rotary Red Barn. Groundbreaking for the Rotary Red Barn was held June 11, 2022.
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