Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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June 29, 2015

By PilotLight

Food Origins and Free-Range

By Ivana Chkoumbova Going to the supermarket or grocery store is a normal part of a consumer’s life, however, when you are at the supermarket, one does not pay attention the small details about the food. Not the damage, the smell, or the look of the produce available, but where it comes from, what went […]

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June 28, 2015

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Receives Grant Support from the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation

Pilot Light is excited to announce that we received a grant from The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, an organization known for their contributions in giving grants to charitable organizations and institutions that promote the arts, culture, humanities, and education.  Past grant recipients include the Museum of Science and Industry, Dominican University, and Ann and Robert […]

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February 4, 2015

By PilotLight

4th Grade Changemakers – Arshawn Cooper

Here is the fifth letter and video in our 4th Grade Changemakers series. Fourth grader Arshawn Cooper from Anna R. Langford Community Academy writes to Mayor Emanuel on the need for more grocery stores in his Englewood community.    

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January 22, 2015

By PilotLight

4th Grade Changemakers – Valencia Kells

Here is the third letter and video in our 4th Grade Changemakers series. Valencia Kells writes to Michelle Obama on the need for more grocery stores in her Englewood community so that people do not have to travel so far to visit the better grocery stores. [need Learn More button, link to Iania Beemon post]  

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January 15, 2015

By PilotLight

4th Grade Changemakers – Latwain Buchanan

Here is the second letter and video in our 4th Grade Changemakers series. Latwain Buchanan writes to Mayor Emanuel on the need for more grocery stores in his Englewood community. Learn More

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January 8, 2015

By PilotLight

4th Grade Changemakers – Iania Beemon

One of our partner schools this year is Anna R. Langford Community Academy in Englewood. Their fourth graders participated our social studies unit, “Healthy Food for All!”, where they learned about the relationship between food and the civil rights movement. We delivered a series of lessons delivered over a two month period. In one particular activity, the students mapped […]

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December 10, 2014

By PilotLight

Feed Your Mind: Recap!

We had a great time at Feed Your Mind! We had chefs from across Chicago serving delicious food, live lesson demonstrations on topics like plate tectonics and poetry, and lots of special guests. We raised over $150,000, which will help us grow to reach more students in more schools throughout Chicago. Thank you for supporting Pilot […]

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October 24, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light at Food Day: See the Pictures!

We had great time celebrating Food Day with the Gary Comer Youth Center, The Plaza Project, & Growing Healthy People! Using food as inspiration, our kids wrote poems “You Are What You Eat”, and performed them in our live poetry slam. We finished the event with our apple crunch where everyone took a bite out […]

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October 1, 2014

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Joins Chicago Food Day!

Pilot Light is proud to partner in the Chicago Food Day effort as an organization working toward a nation where food is healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced. You can see Pilot Light on October 24th at Two North Riverside at 9:30am. Their chefs and founders, Paul Kahan, Jason Hammel, and Justin Large will be doing an […]

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