Jeremy is a social entrepreneur and the founder of a chain of non-profit grocery stores in St. Louis, MO. He is deeply passionate about food justice, hunger, and health so in 2017, he opened Link Market grocery stores to improve access to healthy, affordable food for hungry people. The Link Market is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chain of small-scale, big-impact markets. In partnership with the transit authority in St. Louis his team converted shipping containers into grocery store kiosks stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and staple goods and located in the heart of major food desert communities. They hire from the communities they serve, source from local farmers and community gardens, sell food at affordable prices, and with locations at transit stations they reduce transportation barriers to accessing healthy food.
Now, with help from partners at the St. Louis Housing Authority, they will open the first brick-and-mortar grocery store within a subsidized housing complex - the first in the nation to do so. By grounding this work within these neighborhoods, the Link Market will have the greatest, direct impact on these deserving families and help them overcome the many physical and financial barriers to healthy eating and living.
Jeremy is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident at Yale University. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital. He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University. He's a Houston native.