Our Nourish Project

Grow

Our Capacity to Distribute Fresh Food

Family volunteers package pears
Renovations completed in October 2019 make our facility more efficient and effective. We increased our capacity to store and distribute fresh fruits and vegetables. We remodeled our volunteer center to improve the overall experience and create more opportunities for youth and families.

Partner

in New and More Effective Ways

A volunteer hands out information at a FRESH Truck produce distribution

We must meet our hungry neighbors where they live and learn. We can do this through expanded partnerships at schools, health clinics, senior centers and residences. By continuing to engage elected officials, community leaders and the public, we will advance policies and solutions to solve the root causes of hunger.

Diversify

Our Approach to Meet Changing Needs

Chef Emily observes a student cooking in Chicago's Community Kitchens

To advance our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community, we will expand our Chicago’s Community Kitchens workforce training program and establish a new program to increase employment opportunities. We will be able to prepare nutritious meals for home delivery. We will also establish a nutrition education center to improve the health of our community.

Our Facility Upgrades

Our New Volunteer Center broadens volunteer opportunities for children, families and groups. The volunteer center includes an interactive children’s area, a new orientation room and a dedicated space for produce sorting.

Reconfigured Office Space accommodates our growing team, adding more training and meeting space.

Warehouse and Transportation Improvements increase our capacity to store and distribute fresh food, adding a transportation center and reconfiguring our docks to accommodate our increasing deliveries.

What’s Next

Check this page for updates as the Nourish campaign moves forward. We will share plans and information here.

We are grateful for the generous support of donors who have made it possible for us to begin this work. Our expanded response cannot happen without the support and partnership of many. Contact us to find out how you can support this project.

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