Dion’s Chicago Dream Inc.
Dion’s Chicago Dream (DCD) works to combat food insecurity in the Chicagoland area, where more than 500,000 residents lack access to adequate, healthy food.
Its flagship program, Project Dream Fridge, offers fresh fruits, vegetables and water to area residents at no cost. To address the socio-economic barriers to accessing nutritious food — like the lack of transportation — DCD’s Dream Deliveries brings a 5-day supply of pre-measured fruits and vegetables directly to residents, helping to reduce food waste in the process.
Since its inception, Project Dream Fridge has provided residents with more than 35,500 pounds of fresh food and water, while Dream Deliveries has brought more than 170,000 pounds of healthy food to the doorsteps of nearly 2,100 residents.
Dion’s Chicago Dream will receive a $25,000 grant from Simply Organic in 2023 to continue to expand Dream Deliveries and increase access to healthy, nutritious produce.