Under the Sun Discount Market
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About

Minimizing Food Waste and Reducing Food Deserts in Our Communities

 

About

MISSION

To increase food access and reduce food waste by rethinking how food is supplied to local neighborhoods, educating consumers, and empowering community members to join us in our vision.

VISION

to Minimize food waste and reduce food deserts in our communities.

Our Company

Under the Sun Market is rethinking how to make food accessible in Indianapolis. Recently, the number of grocery stores that have closed in our city have left many families without a reliable place to get nutritious food. We use Food Recovery to buy and sell food at a low cost. This allows us to position sustainable stores in communities that traditional grocers have left.  As we replicate this model throughout Indianapolis, we hope to empower local community members to join us and be a part of the solution to decreasing food insecurity.

Our History

Originally starting as a small liquidation company run out of a garage, we have come a long way to get where we are today, an innovative market partnering with local farms, providing wholesome food, fresh produce, and a variety of merchandise all at an affordable price.

In 2014 we only had a small warehouse, our business model was solely liquidation, and it was primarily online. The rest of our product was sold at a storefront area of our warehouse with a generous discount. We quickly gained a loyal following of people who loved finding great deals. With an increased following we turned our attention to the physical store. We outgrew the first warehouse and moved to a bigger location nearby on the near east side of Indianapolis.

As we became more involved in the community, we grew more aware of how difficult it was for our neighbors to access healthy food. We realized that we were in a prime location to positively impact our local community. We began crafting a workable solution to make healthy food accessible. The company’s storefront kept growing, we expanded our selection and focused primarily on our market. We updated our image as Under the Sun Market, and partnered with local organizations to begin making fresh and healthy produce available.

Our Future

Under the Sun Market is always looking for more partners seeking to improve food access in Indianapolis, and we hope to see this model replicated and positively impacting neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis.

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A friend and I attended the Banana Box Sale on 8-18-18. We were shopping for our ministry, Brown Bag Ministry. The items we got will help to feed Indianapolis’s homeless and ‘at need’ community. THANK YOU for this opportunity!!!!
— Clare Osborn