Helping kids make healthier choices by connecting the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.
Your donation can support a lesson, buy a lunch, or sponsor a year of programing. Or, to magnify your impact, become a Pilot Light Partner by making recurring donations to support our work in classrooms and communities throughout the year.
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.
Our ever-growing team needs champions of food and nutrition, who are willing and able to help us achieve our goals.
November 25, 2019
In 2018,Pilot Light released the nation’s first-ever Food Education Standards, a set of recommendations for food education for K-12 students. The Food Education Standards were developed in collaboration with Pilot Light co-founders and notable Chicago chefs Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel, as well as nutrition and education experts and faculty from the University […]Read More