This Chain Brings Healthy Beverages to Low-Income Areas

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 12, 2015
Hip-hop artists Jadakiss and Styles P recently announced that they intend to bring healthy beverages to low-income areas. In many low-income neighborhoods, residents have little access to fresh and healthy food. This new initiative aims to improve food access in poorer communities.

The two artists plan on launching a chain of healthy juice bars that will only be located in low-income neighborhoods. The chain will be called 'Juices for Life' and one is already slated for opening in the neighborhood of Yonkers. As Styles P explains, "in the poorer communities, mostly, the money gets invested in liquor stores and the kind of things we don’t need." The new juice bars will serve healthy beverages, giving residents an easy way to consume fruits and vegetables.

The community-driven juice bars are a unique way of tackling food insecurity in low-income areas throughout the US.