Chicago chapter design charrette for Food Desert Caravan
A July 2006 study sheds light on a major facet of community disinvestment in Chicago’s African-American communities: the lack of grocery stores. The study examines the phenomenon of “food deserts,” described as “communities with little or no access to grocery stores and quality, nutritious food choices.” Roughly one in six Chicago residents lives in a food desert. The Food Desert Caravan is a proposal by Architecture for Humanity-Chicago and consortium of partners for a mobile food store, built in a retrofitted city transit bus, to restore urban food access. Join the conceptual design charrette Saturday, December 5th, at the MacArthur Foundation (140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1700) from 8am-12pm.