Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Neighbor Carts

Neighbor Carts

Launched in 2012, the Neighbor Carts Program promotes the opportunity for economic success and healthy food access through an unconventional retail structure. Neighbor Carts are independent food carts that operate at least 50 percent in underserved areas, selling uncut fruit, vegetables, and nuts throughout Chicago.

Part food access intervention and part workforce initiative, cart vendors are individuals who may have experienced homelessness, addiction, incarceration, or other barriers to employment.

Neighbor Cart Publications and Presentations

Connect with research findings related to this initiative via our Research section publication page.

Learn more about this initiative below.

Contact Us

We invite you to connect with our program team. Contact Katy Wright for more information.

Katy Wright
Research Coordinator II

Learn More

For more information about the carts, visit Neighbor Capital.