Rapper G Herbo announced via Instagram that his initiative ‘Swervin’ Through Stress’ will partner with the nonprofit Dion’s Chicago Dream to address food insecurity throughout Chicago, which the rapper calls home.
Through the partnership, G Herbo will support Dion Dawson and his team at Dion’s Chicago Dream in delivering over 50,000 pounds of fresh produce to residents across Chicagoland. The partnership of these Chicago community leaders will transition thousands of local residents from food-insecure to food-secure.
“I’m honored that G Herbo – a fellow Chicago native and one of my favorite rappers – has decided to partner with us. G Herbo doesn’t just sound good, he does good. As a result of his support, the Dion’s Chicago Dream movement will reach an additional 500 Chicagoland residents and move them from food-insecure to food-secure,” said Dion’s Chicago Dream Founder Dion Dawson, an Englewood native and Navy veteran who grew up homeless and food-insecure himself. “G Herbo sees the impact our organization provides, and agrees that reliable access to fresh, healthy produce is essential to stabilizing critical needs.”
Through Dion’s Chicago Dream, it costs $1,000 to provide fresh produce to a food-insecure household for a year. Supporters can donate at www.dionschicagodream.org.
“This partnership with Dion’s Chicago Dreams make sense for the city,” said G Herbo on the new collaboration. “Making sure the community is fed is the first step to healing.”
Wellness is holistic, and the strategic alignment between Dion’s Chicago Dream and Swervin’ Through Stress aims to meet existential needs as the first steps to mental wellness. Running the organization with a last-mile delivery model, Dion and his team deliver boxes of high-quality produce weekly to Chicagoland residents who otherwise have trouble accessing fresh, healthy produce. Now in its second year of programming, Dion’s Chicago Dream has served over 200,000 pounds of fresh produce to nearly 66,000 Chicago families to date. The organization continues to grow and bolster its presence in Chicago’s neighborhoods with partnerships like the one announced today.