Ellen surprised Dion’s Chicago Dream Founder, Dion Dawson, along with his wife Crystal after he explains how the non-profit organization provides meals for the community to help combat the food desert on the south side of Chicago.
A U.S Navy veteran and Englewood native is helping close the food disparity gap in his neighborhood with his non-profit called Dion’s Chicago Dream. The goal is to provide fresh fruit and vegetables.
Much to her surprise, a working single mom, struggling to make ends meet, received an over-the-top helping hand Monday, from Dion’s Chicago Dream.
A Navy veteran has a mission to help his Chicago neighbors with fresh fruits and vegetables. It started with a community refrigerator, and now he’s adding free deliveries.
We are talking to Dion today because he is young, gifted, black and serving his community by solving problems for the betterment of the people in that community.
A Navy veteran from Englewood is making finding new ways to serve his community through an effort he calls ‘Project Dream Fridge.’
Dion Dawson served in the Navy for five years as a mass communications specialist. After returning home as a veteran, Dawson decided to extend his public service into a new outlet.
Dion Dawson set up his nonprofit, Dion’s Chicago Dream at West 57th Street and Racine Avenue.
Each day, Dawson goes to the market early in the morning to stock a fridge with fresh fruit, vegetables, and water.