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Lela Klein

Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative Executive Director Lela Klein,
 (Center), Hall Hunger Initiative Manager Etana Jacobi, and Hall Hunger Initiative Senior Advisor Rick Carne are working on an aggressive plan to open the Gem City Market on lower Salem Avenue in late 2019. A September 2016 Food and Research Action Center Report ranked Dayton second nationally for families with children who experience food hardship. Photo: Marshall Weiss.

Jewish community members lead charge to open local co-op market in one of nation’s worst ‘food deserts’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Lela Klein grew up on Superior Avenue in Dayton View, her family’s idea of freedom at Passover was linked to economic justice. “You can’t really

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