COOKING UP WITH
NBA/CHICAGO'S OWN
KEIFER SYKES
virtual fundraiser event
by Edifye, Keifer Sykes Free 10 Foundation, and The Evolved Network NFP
It's often said that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.
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This is apparent in all too many ways: the physical divide between the North and South Sides, the magnified presence and deadly aggression of police, the defunding of public schools in favor of privatized charters. One thing that seems to get ignored around here, however, is the inequality in health outcomes in Chicago.
This is no joke or minor complaint about fast food burgers. To put it straight up: young boys and girls in our city are dying too early, losing far too much of their livelihoods due to malnutrition and preventable deficiencies. This is a policy choice, and it's only going to change if WE OURSELVES step up and lead by example.

The U.S Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as an area with a poverty rate of at least 20 percent and where at least a third of the population lives more than a mile from a supermarket. According to a report from the Illinois Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, these food desert neighborhoods are almost exclusively in Black, PoC and poor neighborhoods. Therefore, the problem of food deserts in Chicago is not simply a public health issue...it's an imperative civil rights crisis that needs a response.
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5-12-22 4:30PM CST
The Evolved Network and Team Edifye will join NBA pro and Chicago Public School product Keifer Sykes for a teach-in and digital cook out. We're talking sustainability, urban farming, cooking with produce grown here and the radical act of treating your body properly when the outside world wants to see you break it down. The Evolved Network will be with high school students at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Southwest Chicago, explaining how we grow our own produce and why farming sustainability is vital to community justice. Keifer will answer questions about eating right and how his options have changed since becoming a pro hooper. And we'll talk about Team Edifye's plans for a communal garden / jobs program in the area.

5-12-22 4:30PM CST
The Evolved Network and Team Edifye will join
NBA pro and Chicago Public School product Keifer Sykes
for a teach-in and digital cook out. We're talking sustainability, urban farming, cooking with produce grown here and the radical act of treating your body properly when the outside world wants to see you break it down. The Evolved Network will be with high school students at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Southwest Chicago, explaining how we grow our own produce and why farming sustainability is vital to community justice. Keifer will answer questions about eating right and how his options have changed since becoming a pro hooper. And we'll talk about Team Edifye's plans for a communal garden / jobs program in the area.
JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM LIVE
@THE.EVOLVED.NETWORK
Included with your purchase
Live QnA with Keifer
Opportunity to ask Keifer questions about his diet and explore the importance of what you put in your body.
Live culinary demo
Chef Sebastian with help of the students will make pan fried herbed radishes and potatoes with arugula and jalapeno gremolata.
Original Recipe 
Recipe + ingredients package
will be emailed to you.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art
Edifye is bringing Keifer in as part of their purpose to connect pro athletes and related platformed individuals with community programs and local organizers that need their support most. We're raising money through this event to fund both The Evolved Network and Edifye, two orgs from different origins that are coming together to combat this pivotal health crisis.

Keifer Sykes is a seven-year professional basketball player

who just made his NBA debut with the Indiana Pacers. Hailing from Marshall High School, Keifer is the subject of the award-winning 2018 documentary CHI-TOWN. He stood out playing college ball at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and has played internationally in South Korea, Italy, Turkey and Greece. Keifer started 11 games for the Pacers this season and appeared in 32 games total. He scored a career-high 22 points in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, and put up double-digit scoring in nine separate games this year. His Free 10 Foundation offers year-round donation events at key times like back to school, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These activities and events provide enrichment for the children and families, as well as necessary items like school supplies, winter clothing and hot meals. Keifer recognized a need in his own community and created the Free 10 Foundation as a means to help, empower and motivate those affected by gun violence and the carceral system.

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