We have to get creative to solve hunger… and that is exactly what Marquette University and Near West Side Partners, Inc. are attempting to do with the ‘Grocery Challenge’ – an effort to bring a grocery store to a food desert. One of our own board members, Dr Christopher Simenz, is helping lead this community project. Below is an article from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service about the ‘Grocery Challenge’:
“The project’s primary goal is to generate innovative, affordable and sustainable models to bring fresh foods to the Near West Side. Dr. Christopher Simenz, clinical associate professor in the Marquette University physical therapy program, and Keith Stanley, Near West Side Partners executive director, are co-leading the challenge.
“We’re thrilled to see the leadership of Marquette University and its students in moving this forward,” said Stanley. “As always, we will work closely with our residents, other business owners and elected officials to determine the winning student or student group and identify an appropriate site in support of positive economic development in the Near West Side.”
Simenz noted that the project should affect the lives of everyone in the Near West Side community. “This isn’t a Marquette project; this is a community project,” Simenz said.”
Read the full article here!