SOS Juice, in which the SOS stands for 'System out of our System', began in Jan 2012 as a monthly food justice, health equity, and spiritual liberation event, inspired by:
Indigenous wisdom and sacred ceremony The Black Panther's Free Breakfast Program
The Green Jobs Movement The Global Environment, Climate, & Food Justice Movements
events have been powerful and have featured acclaimed artist, national speakers, and urban healers.
However, I saw that in order for a deeper healing and transformation to happen, SOS
Juice had to become an organization that could provide jobs, access to healthier lifestyles, and a cultural shift around food, health, and sustainability.
These realizations prompted us to go to the market. SOS juice is for everyone with a stomach. Customers not only improve their own health, getting a good dose of their daily requirements of fruit and veggies in a cup, but also improve the health of communities impacted by poverty and the lack of access to healthy food and education.
We create health equity in the midst of a growing demand for health foods, like fresh juice and superfood smoothies. When a person buys a juice from us, it directly supports juice cleanses, nutrition education, and urban farming in low-income communities.
Overall, SOS Juice:
Promotes health and nutritional education
Supports sustainable agriculture and organic farmers
Enacts social composting: green career paths for youth and formerly incarcerated