With more than 122,000 Chicagoans living in food deserts with little access to healthy food options, The Mission Continues 1st Platoon Chicago is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of low-income neighborhoods by educating individuals and bringing communities together to promote healthier lifestyles.


“Our Platoon can help out by creating educational gardens that will help do more than just place healthy food options in front of residents. It will use gardens to educate, help with stress disorders and connect schools to learning opportunities. The more support and education we can give, the better choices residents will make in their own lives. We will create more than just a garden but a safe place to come and learn how to take healthier steps today and tomorrow.” – Kim McGraw, Fellowship Alumni and former Chicago Platoon Leader


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Recent Events


Southside Justice Garden Project

with the Chicago 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

Southside Community Justice Garden - Chicago, IL

October 13, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enlace Community Garden Market

with the Chicago 1st Service Platoon

Support Event

Enlace Community Garden Market - Chicago, IL

August 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Neighborspace Garden Project

with the Chicago 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

Humboldt Park Garden - Chicago, IL

July 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM