Mutual Aid: Chicago’s Love Fridge Fights Food Apartheid

As Chicago residents deal with with the economic downturn of COVID-19, the Love Fridge Chicago is bringing fully stocked refrigerators to neighborhoods struggling with food apartheid.

Chicago Grant Program Funds Farmers of Color

The Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund is a new grant program that funds farmers of color seeking to support their communities with locally-grown food.

Accelerating the Local Food Industry

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” We bring you to a recent Food Tank Live event at The Hatchery in Chicago. Journalist Dawn Reiss sat down with Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago…

The Impact of Food on Economic Development

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

Supporting Organic Farms at the Market and the Bank

Raya Carr, Events Coordinator and Shepherdess at Mint Creek Farms, shares new ways that we as consumers and investors can support local organic farmers, and those who want to start their own farms.

Collective Power Can Help Us Buy Better Food, Says Jose Oliva

At a recent Food Tank Live event in Chicago, Dani had the chance to speak with Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance. Their mission is to use collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for the farmer, the consumer, and the economy.

Mobile Markets Improve Fresh Produce Access in Chicago Neighborhoods

A Chicago nonprofit sells fresh fruits and vegetables from renovated buses to counteract the lack of full-service grocery stores in local neighborhoods. Well-priced and largely organic, the fresh produce can improve food flavor and nutrition.

An Unexpected Collaboration Is Reducing Food Waste in Illinois

It Can be Done: The Wasted Food Solutions Task Force is bringing together organizations from all ends of the food recovery network in Illinois, fighting to reduce food waste through unique initiatives targeting policy, education, and asset-mapping.