Total loan: $1,900


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Columbus, OH, United States / Food

Carnell's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped pay fees and purchase business equipment, hopefully leading up to our own food truck.

Carnell's story

I'm a native of Atlantic city, New Jersey. Born during the turbulent times of 1969, for me it was a time of power and protest. I come from a large family of seven; six hard-headed boys and one girl, my sister, who was among the toughest in the family. We were and still remain a close-knit unit. My mother was a native of Atlantic city and my father from the city of brotherly love, Philly. My mother was a house wife and my father drove a semi-truck, and was also part owner of a book store. The book store was a dream for my father, lofty and a beautiful idea but wasn't a cash cow. My father's main objective was to empower the community, but that beautiful sense of empowerment wasn't going to feed his children. Growing up in Atlantic city was surreal; we were considered to be poor(we had no idea), we lived four blocks from the boardwalk and there was a bay right behind our housing project. We often caught our own food and we would also collect sea shells and sea rocks to sell to tourists. Coming from a large family, we knew early on that we had to generate our own income. The promotion of healthy eating was practiced in our household since I can remember, and although we could not afford certain luxuries but my mother would spare expense for healthy food choices. Which brings me full circle, in this day and age when it's vogue to be vegan or vegetarian. My dream is to have children more excited about healthy eating and less excited about the dollar menu.