Change occurs when communities work intentionally together. The physical location of each garden we support is intentionally chosen in partnership with schools and community leadership. We go where there is need, certainly, but more importantly, there is a shared desire for change; for justice. We build gardens near schools and often work with schools to educate and grow food, but it’s not just our students who benefit. Positive change can be seen throughout these communities at large.
We are deeply proud of our school and community garden work, especially the over 5000 pounds of produce we gave away during the midst of a global pandemic. However, we truly could not be effective in isolation. Many incredible community partners allow and invite connections to be made, and for our produce to reach families and communities facing food injustice and inequality throughout Chicago.
Our incredible food partners: