23.4.12

Food Deserts: Attend the May 1st Potluck, Watch a Documentary on May 2nd

Interested in how cities other than Chicago are solving their food deserts? Watch The Apple Pushers.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 
6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Harris Hall Room 107 
1881 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL

There will be a panel discussion after the film. 

The Apple Pushers follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who have joined a unique urban initiative to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City's food deserts-neighborhoods where finding a ripe, red apple is a serious challenge and where obesity and diabetes rates are skyrocketing. The film not only addresses the issue of food deserts where low-income residents have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but also the issue of immigrants and what they do for our country.

Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement
Co-sponsored by NU Sustainable Food TalksNU Summer Session 
and The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University

For more information, contact the Center for Civic Engagement
at 847-467-3047 or engage@northwestern.edu.

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