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The impacts of gentrification on food insecurity

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I use containers to garden in my backyard and would be interested in seeing a movement for more of that within the community. Perhaps donating the abundance of veggies and herbs or a pop up farmers market in the neighborhood. A class that teaches those in the lower socioeconomic brackets how to grow their own container gardens?

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Excellent idea

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Sequoia Ross alludes to grocery stores having left the Church Hill area. Where/When was that? Like a real grocer – not a Blue Wheeler corner store…

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#3…Yes. Have been in this area about 20 years and don’t recall any grocery store that was here that’s left. In fact when I was a cop in the ’70s there wasn’t a “real grocer” here. The grocery store on Main at the foot of the hill may indeed be a walk but it came into being as a result of the “gentrification.” And there’s Chimbo Mart? That store’s not where I go first, but it’s changed a lot in recent years and has much of what can be got at the store on Main.

Amie
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@3 Paul S, the building that houses DaVita Dialysis used to be a grocery store: /2012/02/25/sunny-market-will-be-an-outpatient-dialysis-clinic_21568/

Paul S
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@Ann – yes, I live right by the Chimbo Mart. And I think it should count as a grocer. At least partially. Definitely moreso than a convenience store. My long time neighbors have suggested to me that Chimbo market has got cleaner and safer in recent years. @amie – thanks for sharing. I was not aware of that. Although I would not call a downscale grocer being replaced by a dialysis center an example of gentrification. Change. Sure. But still serving critical needs of the low income population. This video suggests gentrification forces created the food desert. That doesn’t seem… Read more »

Sarah La Mere
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Wait, no love for Chimbo market? That’s a “real” grocery store!

ann
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Mea Culpa, John. I had forgotten the non-corner store grocer at the dialysis location. I shopped there a few times. It was so conveniently close but lack of sanitation put a stop to that after a few months.

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the Chimbo mart is as big and well stocked as many of the neighborhood grocery stores we shopped at in Chicago. Between Farm Fresh and Chimbo we have two grocers in the area.Neither is a “Whole lotta money Foods” or “Handler Joe’s” where you can get Asparagus water but our 2 local stores do sell food.

Willie Mae
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Willie Mae

Grievance mongering has become a high art form. Learning to grow tomatoes & other vegetables would be a lot easier. Learning to can those vegetables is not difficult – easier, in than learning a new smart phone. We have lost self-reliance in this nation. We have replaced it with self-victimization. We demand respect, but we have no self respect. I weep for the pitiful multitudes who can never solve their own problems, but who can only blame others for their victimhood. “I’m a victim. It’s somebody else’s fault. We need a program to fix this.”