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ChiFresh Kitchen, Co-Op That Hires Formerly Incarcerated People To Cook For Those In Need, Finds A New Home In Greater Grand Crossing

Within two years, co-op members hope to be making 5,000 meals daily at a new facility at 400 E. 71st St.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Side Teens Who Created Austin Harvest Aim To Make It A Year-Round Fresh Market

The teen-led Austin Harvest project has reopened its fresh markets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The youth want to make it available year-round.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Food Co-Ops Team Up To Feed More Families In Need On South, West Sides: ‘We’ll Be Stronger Together’

Three co-ops have formed ChiMeals, a collective dedicated to supporting Chicagoans experiencing food insecurity.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The West Side’s Cocoa Chili Restaurant Is An ‘Educational Foodie Experience’ Geared For Social Change

Head Chef Niquenya Collins uses her Afro-Caribbean soul food to bring people to the table and connect West Siders with the resources they need to succeed.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Projects Win Recognition At Neighborhood Development Awards

The Austin Quality of Life Plan, a blueprint for the neighborhood's future, and the Hatchery Chicago, a food business incubator, won awards.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Packed Garfield Park Valentine’s Market Proves ‘There Is A Lot Of Buying Power On The West Side’

Of the 32 vendors at the market, 80 percent are West Side entrepreneurs. And lots of the small business are being helped by the new sprawling, $34 million food incubator in Garfield Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale