Duke Ligon, an Oklahoma City energy executive, owns and manages the Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. Recently, Duke Ligon also became a senior advisor to the Peter J. Solomon Company, a leading Wall Street financial advisory firm, which he counsels regarding energy matters.
Peter J. Solomon’s Food Retail & Restaurants practice recently held an event to raise awareness about the more than 20 million Americans who live in “food deserts.” Food deserts are places where people lack access to grocery stores with fresh food. Taking center stage at the event was a nonprofit organization named UpLift. Its mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy foods for economically disadvantaged people in food deserts nationwide.
With an eye on practical solutions, UpLift acts as a liaison between food retailers, developers, and city, state, and federal programs to encourage the development of profitable food stores in areas that need them.
For those interested in making a contribution, go to www.UpLiftSolutions.com.