Tiffany Haddish Set To Open Black-owned Grocery Store In Her Old Neighborhood

BY Dora Abena Dzaka June 23, 2024 7:57 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Tiffany Haddish

To realize her long-held desire, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is set to open Diaspora Groceries to cater to inhabitants of her former neighborhood.

Tiffany has been assiduously raising $25 million over the last five years to realize her dream and also dedicate her entertainment business and fame to a cause that is dear to her heart.

According to reports, Diaspora Groceries will open as an alternative and reasonably priced food market in South LA’s culturally significant Crenshaw district.

Crenshaw, which has a large black population, has a rich history and has been linked to notable people like Ice-T and the late Nipsey Hussle.

For Haddish, the project is much more than just a commercial undertaking. It is a passion endeavor that is firmly anchored in her experience and her desire to have a significant influence on her community.

Despite Tiffany Haddish’s enormous success in the film business, she thinks the grocery store project is more important.

The market targets challenges with food accessibility that have long afflicted the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) population.

Beyond being a traditional market, Diaspora Groceries wants to be more – it will have an educational component akin to that of a nonprofit, empowering individuals and families with workshops on financial literacy and cooking classes.

Haddish’s perception of food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty stemmed from her personal experiences growing up in foster care.

Her drive to ensure that no one in her community goes hungry is fueled by her deep resonance with food insecurity in particular.

She feels that the key to creating happier, healthier individuals and communities is giving them access to high-quality food and education.

“I firmly believe that you will become a healthier, happier person once you comprehend how food and money function. Additionally, when you’re happier and healthier, your family and the community also benefit.”

Diaspora Grocery is a ray of empowerment and hope in South Los Angeles, shaped as Tiffany Haddish’s goal is. She can establish a place that not only meets the immediate needs of the community but also fosters resilience, pride, and a sense of belonging because of her unshakable persistence and genuine commitment.

Haddish aims to make a lasting impact by motivating the next generation and promoting constructive change through Diaspora Groceries.