June 17, 2024

Tiffany Haddish Raises $25 Million for Los Angeles Grocery Store

  • Tiffany Haddish revealed details of her year-long grocery project in the Washington Post.
  • Haddish said she is still raising $25 million to make the BIPOC grocery store a reality.
  • The store, called Diaspora Groceries, will be built in his Crenshaw neighborhood.

Tiffany Haddish, who was floating the idea for grocery store near her old neighborhood for many years, revealed that she has been saving millions in recent years to make that dream a reality.

Haddish, star of the moment Disney’s Haunted Mansion,” told the Washington Post that she is raising $25 million to build the alternative, affordable food market in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Crenshaw. The neighborhood, located in South LA, Mostly blackand is associated with famous people like Nipsey Hussle and Ice-T.

“I’ve always dreamed of being in a Disney movie, and this is the biggest movie I’ve ever been in,” Haddish told the Post. “But it’s not as important as the grocery store. I don’t know if movies change people’s lives.”

The market, called Diaspora Groceries, will cater to BIPOC individuals, according to its website. The store’s launch date has not been announced.

“There will be specialty items and a regular market and a non-profit education component, where people can take cooking classes and a financial literacy class,” Haddish told the Post.

“I firmly believe that when you understand how money works, when you understand how food works, you become a healthier and happier person. And when you’re healthier and happier, the family is healthier and happier, and the community is healthier and happier.”

Haddish has previously opened up about her struggles with poverty, from living on a shoestring budget to affording a home after years of homelessness to food insecurity growing up as a foster child.

“Food insecurity is a real thing for me,” Haddish told Essence in 2021. “Something that I have experienced most of my life. I would say more like the last five years, this is what I’m going to eat.'”

The Post’s lengthy feature also recounts Haddish’s recent revelation that she may have endometriosis, a series of heartbreaking miscarriages, and a heartbreaking call from Common, whom she dated between 2020 and 2021.

“It wasn’t mutual,” she said of the break up. “He mostly said, ‘I think this relationship has run its course.’ And I was like, ‘Okay. Like you’re a 50-year-old single guy. Okay?'”

Diaspora Groceries did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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