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Allen feeding communities in crisis on WTTW

April 17, 2020

Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen, part of the Urban Grower’s Collective in Chicago, was featured in this segment on feeding communities through the current crisis.

From the article:

Urban Growers Collective co-founder Erika Allen said the money from those sales goes toward bags of produce donated to community centers, senior housing facilities and other partners primarily on the city’s South and West sides.

“What we’re trying to figure out is how, within our production, to make it accessible to everybody and to use the privilege that some folks have of being able to drive down here, that can use a credit card or debit card to purchase online,” Allen said. “We’re taking that revenue and using that to donate and take food to places where people can’t even use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program ) because it’s just not safe for them to have contact.”