Common coming back to his hometown to fight ‘food deserts’

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(UPDATED Aug. 28 with revised time)

Our Town’s own Oscar winner, actor and musical artist Common, will be back in Chicago on Saturday to draw attention to the problem of “food deserts” in this city and across the country. It’s a natural for Common, whose Common Ground Foundation was launched to empower underprivileged youth in Chicago — certainly a related issue.

Afood desert is a neighborhood without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food purchasing choices. It’s a crisis estimated to affect nearly 24 million Americans, including 384,000 who live in Chicago.

Teaming up with Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave, Common is serving as their Chicago ambassador for the “Drink Good. Do Good” campaign to provide access to fresh produce to those who don’t currently have it.

As part of all this, Common will be appearing at the Naked Juice truck at the Randolph Street Market, 1340 W. Washington, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

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