Food Justice


Since 2010, Our Food Justice programs have provided  programming, funding and assistance that has  allowed over 4000 inner-city residents to receive greater access to healthy foods and knowledge.

We have sponsored the following programs to provide affordable and healthy foods in schools, community centers and corner stores.


  • Pop-up Community meals
  • Community Grocery voucher programs-Ultra Foods, Jewels and Fresh Move
  • Mobile Produce Markets
  • Free community based Cooking classes ages 5-100
  • Operation Brown Bag Produce campaign for Middle School Students
  • Panera Bread-Operation Doughnation
  • Refresh The Hood-Healthy Corner Store Campaign
  • Community Garden Sponsorships

Our 2016 Food Justice partners include:

  • Inner-City Muslim Action Network-Englewood/Chicago Lawn
  • Passion of Pullman Organic Community Garden-Pullman
  • Everthrive Illinois-Austin/South Shore
  • Excel Academy-South Shore
  • Panera Bread
  • House of Chloe Food Pantry-Pullman
  • Betty Shabazz International Charter School-Barbara Sizemore campus-Englewood
  • Chicago State University
  • Shake Shack
  • A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
  • Forever Fitness Chicago-Englewood
  • Feed Clothe Help The Needy Food Pantry-Englewood
  • Turkey Chop
  • Litehouse Whole Food Grille
  • Synergy Foods
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Jacob Carruthers Center For Inner-City Studies
  • Jab Produce
  • Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Foliba African Drum and Dance Conference For Children
  • Brown Sugar Bakery

Food Justice Testimonials

I had never cooked eggplant before and I learned how and the recipe was easy.”- Mobile Market Participant Englewood, 2015

It encouraged me to make sure I have a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal.“- Mobile Market Participant Englewood, 2015

The mobile market provided options I wouldn’t have otherwise tried. It helped not to only promote better/healthier eating but showed options.” – Mobile Market Participant Englewood, 2015