Rescue food waste created by subscription meal overages, redistribute to communities in need and employ local restaurant crews to aid in distribution.
the need has never been greater
People living below the poverty level on the southwest side of Chicago in 2019
Official poverty rate of the ENTIRE USA in 2019
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
MEALS RESCUED & REDISTRIBUTED
Food waste was rescued by our partners at Project22NINE, and we redistributed it same day.
SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME PROVIDED
In order to redistribute the food in a sanitary manner, we employed local restaurant crews at >$15/hour.
Families received, at no cost and with no registration requirement, 2-4 meals each, as well as a box of groceries from the USDA Farmers to Families program.
INITIAL INVESTMENT / FUNDS RAISED
press & acclaim
I strongly support the efforts of the Southwest Collective as they seek external funding to support this food distribution initiative that has served to help so many struggling families in our community. In partnership, we look forward to continuing to work together to help families and small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.
MARIO AGUIRRE, PRESIDENT & CEO,
UNITED CREDIT UNION
Block Club Chicago
March 4, 2021
The hard work exhibited by SWC is impactful for communities on Chicago's Southwest side. I am in full support of this organization and know that any additional support for their work would have a direct impact on the quality of life of residents in my district and across the southwest side of Chicago.
ALD. MICHAEL D. RODRÍGUEZ, 22ND WARD
Good Day Chicago
March 11, 2021