21 Year Old Vegan Serves Low-Income Brooklyn Community

By MCNS Staff

Francesca "Sol" Chaney in front of Sol Sips.

Francesca “Sol” Chaney in front of Sol Sips.

In so-called inner-city communities, particularly in those that are lower income, access to healthy food options is very limited. Largely, what we see in our communities around the country are food deserts. Even in communities that aren’t low-income, it is oftentimes easier and much cheaper to find a fast food hamburger, especially when a healthy smoothie costs $10.

Twenty-one-year-old Francesca “Sol” Chaney, a black woman, was clear was clear about this inequality and felt that it was altogether unfair. Therefore, she created Sol Sips in Brooklyn which provides nutrient dense beverages and foods. Whole meals are offered on a sliding scale that can run from $7-15 which include a beverage (and that’s New York prices).

She has plans of expanding her business and has begun seeking outside capital through Gofundme. For more on Chaney and Sol Sips, click here.

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