How a Salvation Army Red Shield Center helped a resident of a fresh food desert pick her groceries

John Williams

In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, photo, bell ringer Carolyn Harper points to two ways to donate via mobile device to the Salvation Army’s annual holiday red kettle campaign on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Cashless shoppers have a new option to give to the Army’s red kettle campaign this year using their smartphone. Leaders hope adding Apple and Google payment options will boost fundraising to the campaign, which makes up 10% of The Salvation Army’s annual budget. Those donations fund programs providing housing, food and other support to people in poverty. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lifelong Englewood resident Dynna Edwards joined John Williams to share how she stumbled upon and benefited from the Salvation Army Red Shield Center’s Fresh Desert Healthy Urban Diet Initiative. She talks about how she learned food education, including how to shop at the grocery store to make healthier choices, finding an exercise program and a group of friends to support one another from the program.

And you can now make a donation to support John’s virtual red kettle!

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