Sprankle's Neighborhood Market
"Feeding our community is the most honorable thing a grocer can strive to do. The PA FFFI is the vessel that helps create that opportunity." - Doug Sprankle, owner of Sprankle's Neighborhood Market in Saxonburg, PA.
When Saxonburg, a small town in Butler County, PA, lost it’s only grocery store in 2018, residents were left with few fresh food options. Doug Sprankle, of Sprankle's Neighborhood Market, wanted to fill this fresh food gap. With support of the PA FFFI, the Sprankles family purchased the vacant building and re-opened the store under their management. Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market in Saxonburg is now the family’s third family-run supermarket.
Since opening in 2020, the store has created over 60 jobs for the community, and has become a food access point for Saxonburg.
Owner: Sprankle Family (Doug Sprankle)
Community: Saxonburg, PA
County: Butler County
Geographical context: Rural
Date Funded: March 2020
Grant Amount: $50,000