SWOP (The Southwest Organization Project) has had a significant impact on the community of West Elsdon. SWOP was created by ministries of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith. In addition to SWOP working with West Elsdon, it also engages other southwest communities such as Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Lawn, and Ashburn. Latinos and African Americans compose 89% of the residents of these communities.
The overall purpose of SWOP is to support under-represented communities, especially when it comes to food deserts. Due to the fact that lower-income families make up the majority of residents with whom they work, SWOP has helped to provide reduced-cost lunches. Although their work does not take on a large scale the hardships that food deserts represent, SWOP does create an impact within the youth of West Eldson.