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

February 27, 2017

Soup with the Stars

By Brenna O’Dea You may not have tuned in to the red carpet as the sun was rising and scheduled your entire Sunday around every pre-pre-pre-Oscar party program comin’ at ya live from Hollywood, but chances are you caught at least a lil’ bit of the action. And let me tell you, there was ACTION. […]

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