Hear as Dion talk about the inspiration for his efforts, the work they are doing now and hoping to do soon by bringing more food to more people and places facing challenges in the Chicago area. Listen as Dion talks about partnerships and perseverance and how both are needed to succeed. Dion is a navy veteran and he and his “Dream Team” are on a mission and well on their way to making a difference in the day to day lives of many. Listen here.
Every weekday morning, Dion Dawson fills an outdoor refrigerator in Englewood with water bottles and produce. The free offerings include fresh tomatoes, grapes, apples, berries, citrus fruits, and lettuce…“Englewood is a food desert. There’s no supermarket within a mile radius besides a Whole Foods,” Dawson said.
The Dream Fridge aims to address that.
Chicago Tribune News-“How one Chicago neighborhood charity is rethinking food insecurity” The story of Dions Chicago Dream, its evolution, its work and its positive impact on the Englewood community.
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.