Care for an apple while you read? For two decades now, StreetWise has been working with Chicagoans to offer their signature “hand up, not handout,” and if you walk the streets at all you’re sure to have spotted a vendor or two quietly (or not so quietly) plying the $2 magazine. But this year StreetWise collaborated with Neighbor Capital to create Neighbor Carts, a series of produce stands throughout the city selling fresh, healthy foods. In keeping with the StreetWise mission, these carts are also operated by those seeking a way to improve their situation.
Best of Chicago 2012