15 Oct '12, 9am

Mobile Fruit Stands Fight Unemployment and Food Deserts in Chicago

Mobile Fruit Stands Fight Unemployment and Food Deserts in Chicago

StreetWise is a workforce development agency in Chicago whose purpose is to help the homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing a pathway out of poverty. “A hand up, not a handout,” is how they describe it. If you have ever visited Chicago chances are that you have encountered someone selling StreetWise Magazine on a street corner through the organization’s employment program. Some StreetWise vendors may be peddling something tastier from street corners in the years to come. Recently, StreetWise partnered with Neighbor Capital , a social enterprise that focuses on sustainable solutions to health, job creation, and promotion of the environment and green spaces in underserved communities, to create Neighbor Carts. Neighbor Carts are mobile fruit stands that will address two issues facing Chicago: access to healthy foods, and unemployment. Legalize Papayas For ye...

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