Public Relations and Press Releases 


October 30, 2015

July 29, 2015

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

“Committed To Justice for All”

Concerned about hunger and food insecurity in America, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN CRIMINAL (NABCJ) initiated THE EMPTY PLATE PROJECT. This project supports food bank networks in the cities where NABCJ convenes its Annual Conference and Training Institutes.

NABCJ will be convening in Phoenix, Arizona July 19 – 23, 2015.

20150722_220824-1_resizedNABCJ is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic association of criminal justice professionals, community professionals, community persons and civic leaders. They represent the continuum of correctional services; probation, parole, law enforcement officers, rehabilitation and other supportive services. NABCJ’s MISSION includes networking for strategic services.

THE EMPTY PLATE PROJECT’S MISSION is to mobilize the members of NABCJ and conference attendees to leave a legacy of caring by donating monies at food functions. The funds are turned over to a chosen local food bank network. THE VISION is to reduce hunger in those cities where NABCJ convenes; giving financial support to food bank networks.

The 2015 recipient of THE EMPTY PLATE PROJECT is the GREGORY FRESH MARKET (GFM); under the auspices of the DIANA GREGORY OUTREACH SERVICES FOUNDATION.  All proceeds will go to GFM. They are committed to ending hunger and malnutrition among those who are forgotten and ignored. They are senior citizens who often have to decide between food and medicines.

GFM “DELIVERS” the freshest and best quality of produce to seniors and teaches them simple solutions for healthy cooking; healthy eating and fitness training.


January 6, 2015

Diana GregoryDiana Gregory, President and CEO Gregory’s Fresh Market Place and Diana Gregory Outreach Services Foundation to receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream award. Other awardees include: Ms. Lorraine Newman, Mr. Clay Dix, Mr. Lovelle McMichael, Dr. Rockel Etienne and Mr. William Ramsey.

The event is sponsored by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and supported by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission. The awards breakfast is one event in a series of activities throughout the month of January to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


October 11, 2013 –  Diversity ChampionsDiana Gregory, President and CEO Gregory’s Fresh Market Place and Diana Gregory Outreach Services Foundation Gregory’s nonprofits educate seniors and their caregivers about health and nutrition, and delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 40 senior complexes Valleywide. Gregory also serves on the executive committees of the Greater Phoenix Urban League and the Arizona Foundation for Women, and is a past board member of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce. Phoenix Business Blog: Meet Phoenix’s 2013 Diversity Champions

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April 5, 2013 – Walgreens Launches Senior Health & Wellness Series in Partnership with Gregory’s Fresh Market in The Greater Phoenix Area. Walgreens’ team of trained pharmacists will visit each location to provide blood pressure screenings, answer questions relating to prescriptions, and share tips on how to live well.  In addition, GFMP will provide demonstrations on how to easily prepare and enjoy the donated fruits and vegetables to receive the maximum nutritional value.

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March 23, 2013 – Gregory’s Fresh Market wins the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber Of Commerce 2013 Small Business of the Year Award. This non-profit provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables for seniors throughout the Valley. Right after retiring from the corporate world of Budweiser, CEO Diana Gregory started giving back to a group in the community (seniors), which is often overlooked and dismissed by marketers. Gregory epitomizes GPBCC’s motto of “giving back…reaching forward.”

May 12, 2015

Mobile farmer’s market company and healthy eating advocate Gregory’s Fresh Market (GFM) recently received the Community Collaboration Award from Empowerment Systems, Inc. during the organization’s Fifth Annual Power of Wellness Luncheon held at the Arizona Biltmore. Empowerment Systems, Inc. is a nonprofit family of health education and wellness programs. The Power of Wellness luncheon recognizes community partners and sponsors for their support of Empowerment’s overall mission.

The Community Collaboration Award is given annually to the organization that demonstrates an on-going commitment to community health education and awareness in Arizona.


January 13, 2015  

Phoenix to honor Diana Gregory along with Kelly B. Bender, Lorraine Newman, Clay Dix, Lovelle McMichael, Rockel Etienne, Diana Gregory and William Ramsey. at 2015 Martin Luther King Breakfast The following was submitted by Joyce Valdez of the Phoenix Public Information Office.

Phoenix to honor 7 at MLK Breakfast

(Photo: Photos by Scott Farence)

Celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 29th annual MLK Awards Breakfast, “Celebrating the Dream,” 7 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, 122 N. Second St. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

The cost for the event is $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. For more information, call 602-254-5081, email or visit

October 10, 2013 KXXT – Radio Phoenix, Men’s Health – Diana Gregory Radio Interview [soundcloud url=”″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

September 20, 2013- Senior Awards Luncheon To Highlight Physical, Economic Well BeingArizona Informant

Final Dick Gregory 2013 smPhoenix  –  Gregory’s  Fresh  Market (GFM) announced that its senior awards luncheon is set for Friday, October 18, 11:30 a.m., at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix. The event will be emceed by Kim Covington, Channel 12 news anchor and will honor Dick Gregory, comedian, author and human rights activist, with the GFM Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ferguson, a nationally recognized voice for wellness and weight loss and CEO of Diet Free Life, LLC will also join the program. Last year, Ferguson served as keynote speaker for the luncheon. In addition, other local seniors and Service Coordinators will be honored.

Beer Lady

May 5, 2012 – Retired Phoenix executive goes from being “Beer Lady” to “Produce Lady” News stories about corporations today usually involve greedy, young executives in Ferraris, duping the public, or older executives, booted to the curb, winding up disgruntled and unemployed. But during this recession, there are some former corporate business executives in Phoenix, who have decided to share their wealth of knowledge and experience to improve the lives of those not so fortunate. One example is Biltmore area resident Diana Gregory, who has launched Gregory’s Fresh Market Place.