Helping Hand

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Jason Kelloway founded Social Grounds Coffee in 2015 as an online store. What began with a love for people and great coffee has turned into a noble mission to hire homeless veterans.

This April, he plans to open a storefront in Springfield.

“We have a good partnership with the Sulzbacher Center and wanted to create more opportunities for employment for the homeless,” says Kelloway, a Marine Corps vet himself. “I just felt that it was time.”

Each coffee purchase provides a donation to organizations like Cup of Love Ministry and Rethreaded.