Helping kids make healthier choices by connecting the lessons children learn in their classrooms to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.

How You can help:

How You can help:

  • Donate
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Join Our Team


Educators passionate about food and nutrition will be trained in a cohort for the upcoming year.

We encourage you to apply or nominate others who you think would be a great fit.

Become a certified educator.



Bring Pilot Light to your school. Assist with program delivery. Nominate a passionate teacher.

Enlist your favorite Chicago chef.
Attend an event.

Donate generously.



Our ever-growing team needs champions of food and nutrition, who are willing and able to help us achieve our goals.

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Our impact is measurable and growing. Help us expand our reach.

Our Impact

We've learned from past efforts and improved upon other approaches.

Our Difference

Meet the "rock stars" that are making things happen at Pilot Light.

Our Team

Calendar Upcoming Events

Pilot Light Open House


1516 West Carroll Avenue

Two-Day Chef/Teacher Workshop

All day

At the Pilot Light Institute

Our Blog: Feeding Minds

January 16, 2017

Pizza with a Purpose

By Brenna O’Dea Do you like pizza?? Silly question. Of course you do. And if you don’t…well we can talk about those strange circumstances later. For the pizza lover in all of us, we are THRILLED to bring you our collaboration with Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Doug Sohn of Hot Doug’s, […]

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