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Neighbor Carts Program Evaluation

Neighbor Carts 
tackle two large social issues: under/unemployment and access to healthy and nutritious food.

More information about the carts, visit Neighbor Capital.

“It is critical to evaluate the service utilization and program organization in order to highlight successful practices, identify barriers, and make the necessary recommendations.”

Janice Feinberg,

The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation


We designed the website so you can quickly retrieve information about the program and evaluation that meets the needs of your organization. The website’s contents are outlined at left.   The pilot year report is also available for download.


Neighbor Carts featured in the CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease

An article covering the Neighbor Carts evauation was recently featured in Preventing Chronic Disease as a GIS snapshot.  Survey data recording self-reported customer demographics were collected for each produce cart to visualize customer reach as part of program effectiveness. Cart 1 is outside an underserved zone in the centrally located Streeterville neighborhood. Cart 2 is on the west side of the city in an underserved zone in the North Lawndale neighborhood.  To access the full article, click here!




2013 Northwestern University Food Day Campaign

On October 24, 2013, Northwestern University will join individuals across all 50 states to celebrate the third annual Food Day, a grassroots movement to promote better food policies.  Our campaign aims to fortify Northwestern’s commitment to healthy food that serves the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and consume it, on both locally and nationally. 

 To accomplish these goals, we will host a variety of discussions and demonstrations, culminating in our Eat Real Fair and a panel addressing food access in America.  As a passionate academic community, we possess a unique power and will to change the way Americans think about food and, ultimately, how they interact with it.  We believe good food is a basic human right and something we should all have on our plate.

For more information, contact: nuFoodDay@gmail.com or visit: Facebook.com/nuFoodDay


Mayor Emanuel comments on Neighbor Carts

"Fresh produce carts provide one important avenue for increasing access to fresh, healthy foods, eliminating food deserts and creating jobs right in our communities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This is a win for local job creation and a win for the health of our families and children.”

Story by Marla Paul, April 25, 2013.  Access the full story here!



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