At the recent ninth annual UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium, our research partner, Dr. Hilary Seligman (UCSF) presented her analysis of the categorical spending habits of food-stamp customers at Louis’ Groceries over the benefits cycle.
The Fruits and Veggies for Kids program revolutionizes access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children in low-income areas of Chicago. Once a week, we deliver baskets with $10 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to parents of preschool- and elementary-aged children who lack access to healthy food.
We have already raised funding to cover overhead and delivery costs. Now we are looking to Chicago-area residents like you to help make the fresh produce baskets more affordable for families.
Will you do your part to improve nutrition for Chicago children in need?
Currently underway is Shopping for Change, a program for type 2 diabetics funded by the University of Chicago Medicine, which pairs discounts on diabetes-friendly foods with personalized, hands-on cooking classes to foster healthy food choice. Our instructors, Dr. Pamela Phoenix and Ramona Baptiste, and program participants have been busy at work in the kitchen.