How A Local Food Co-op Is Empowering Community Development In Rural Arizona

Photo credit: Good Food Finder AZ

We’re thrilled to see Good Food Finder AZ spotlight Desert Sky Produce one of our amazing lending clients, for their incredible impact on McNeal, Arizona!

When John Benedict noticed the lack of locally grown food in his community, he took action, founding Desert Sky Produce in 2020. Now, alongside The Local Co-op, they’re transforming food access in rural areas, serving over 40 families and supporting local farmers.

At CIC, we’re proud to see them thrive and make a real impact!