Worker-owned cooperative, ChiFresh Kitchen, who provides hundreds of free healthy meals daily won a $100,00 grant from the American Heart Association’s Social Impact Fund. The grant comes as recognition of ChiFresh Kitchen’s efforts to address health inequalities in the area.
“We are always intrigued and encouraged when we see new models trying to get at old problems as opposed to just trying to fund the same things over and over again and hoping for a different solution,” Raymind Guthrie, the Managing Director of the Social Impact Fund said.
The co-op provides up to 450 free meals a day to partners who face food inequality like the Montessori School of Englewood, the Grace House for formerly incarcerated people, and Black Youth Project 100. They also provide affordable healthy meals to partners like La Casa Norte, YMCA of Metro Chicago as well as local senior centers.
Original Article: Book Club Chicago
Image Credit: Chifresh kitchen via Block Club Chicago