Our Winter Warm Up event allowed us to partner with ChiFresh Kitchen to serve 1,064 freshly cooked meals at each campus. ChiFresh Kitchen is part of a collaboration of urban farms, food operators, worker centers, policy advocates, and other community organizations led by people of color on the South and West Sides of Chicago, who are coming together to promote food sovereignty, racial justice, and equitable food access in the city. They currently operate out of The Hatchery, a food incubator located in Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side.
Thank you to A Better Chicago for the generous grant for our food justice efforts. This will help us ensure we are able to launch our first food pantry at KIPP Academy Chicago this coming spring.