NEIGHBOR CAPITAL PRESS
Neighbor Carts Media
January 10, 2013
The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up
- Neighbor Capital selected as one of The Hitachi Foundation’s 2012 Class of Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
“New Chicago mobile food street vendor ordinance impacts employment and community” Our Urban Times
“Produce stands legalized in Chicago” Chicago Tribune
The Peapod & NEIGHBOR CAPITAL
Healthy Families Project
In March 2010, Neighbor Capital, working in conjunction with Peapod, (an online grocery shopping and delivery business) and Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group, focused its combined attention on Chicago food deserts and identified the intersection of highest impact on children and incidence of diabetes and other poor diet-related conditions. With this data, we designed a strategy, along with active involvement with the Chicago Department of Family Support Services, to place affordable and healthy produce into the areas most in need.
This strategy led to the innovative business model called the Healthy Families Project. To this day, Neighbor Capital has the ability to deliver low cost fruit bundles to these in-need Chicago neighborhoods. Each bundle features eight pieces of 4-5 fruit varieties. This beneficial bundle would cost average consumers more than $5 in stores. We sold and delivered these bundles for $3 each through more than 30 Chicago community agencies.
Click the link below to download and view the initial research document from Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group:
NEIGHBOR CAPITAL NBC INTERVIEW
Watch the NBC interview here:
“Nearly 600,000 Chicagoans Live in a Food Desert”
Peapod & NEIGHBOR CAPITAL Chicago Sun-Times Article
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLABORATION
Navigating Chicago’s food deserts (RedEye)
New Online Programs Target Food Deserts (Supermarket News)
Online Grocer Peapod Takes on ‘Food Deserts’ (FOX Business)
Online Grocer Peapod Takes on ‘Food Deserts’ (PR Newswire)
Peapod Aims to Eradicate Food Deserts (Progressive Grocer)
Chicago food deserts hit hard at residents’ health (Medill Reports)
Peapod tackles Healthy project (Daily Herald)
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Neighbor Capital’s newest social purpose business, Neighbor Carts, creates new vendor opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit. Neighbor Capital is providing Chicago residents the opportunity for economic success through an unconventional retail structure.