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Feed the Kiddos Chi began as an initiative to ensure the children of Chicago had access to healthy meals as a result of Chicago Public Schools closing schools that were serving as food distribution centers. CPS temporarily halted distributing food to students as looting and protesting began to heavily impact our neighborhoods. Although CPS announced that schools will begin to distribute meals to students again, Chef Chanell was determined to continue serving the students in our communities, while also utilizing food as mental health checks for children. Feed the Kiddos Chi builds on the foundation of creating space in children's lives, to experience a moment of joy, mental relief from the constant noise of the news, senseless violence, and the many disproportionate disparities that exist within the Chicago South and West side communities.
Chef Chanell started Feed the Kiddos Chi by fundraising monetary donations and sharing this mission. Feed the Kiddos Chi has been able to prepare over 2500 meals and wishes to continue with this effort. Chanell has been working with amazing volunteers who are willing to continue helping to Feed the Kiddos! Cash donations for groceries and supplies will help us to continue building on this foundation and allow us to be a constant resource to the children of this city. With assistance from volunteers, we have been able to prepare, package, and distribute meals weekly to schools, individual families at their homes, community organizations, Bronzeville Distribution Pop-Up Shop, Thankful for Chicago, and so many more. The Promontory restaurant and event venue has created space to allow Feed the Kiddos Chi a place to prepare, package, and store food and supplies to continue the work and feeding our children. We would love your support and assistance. Please check the flyers below for more information on how you can help! Please reach out if you need more information or would like to connect.
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