Unlike flash mobs, the idea behind cash mobs is to swarm a local business to support it with money on a given day.
It’s an international movement that’s coming to in Lakewood on March 24. Shoppers are encouraged to spend $20 at the local food store.
Local organizer Andrew Samtoy, addressed Lakewood City Council on Monday to share the message with .
The group picked Nature’s Bin, he said, because of its involvement in the community.
As many as 100 people are expected in just a couple hours, according to a press release. That means the store could bring in about $2,000 during that time.
“We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event that promotes local businesses and allows people to shop and buy local,” said Mary Johnson, assistant executive director at Nature’s Bin, in a press release. “We hope the entire community comes out to join us for an afternoon of fun and networking in an effort to support the local economy.”
This isn't the first cash mob in Lakewood. Last month, .
"Each month we will select a local business to mob, and every attendee will spend at least $10," said Lakewood Patch blogger . "Such a small amount can make a huge impact when enough people are involved."