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.

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

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Our Blog: Feeding Minds

February 7, 2020

Ray Elementary Students Garner Support for Chicago’s Styrofoam and Single-use Plastic Ban

Ray Elementary students have joined forces with Alderman. Scott Waguespack and Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza to help drive support for the prohibition on single use plastic and Styrofoam containers in Chicago.Students attended the press conference held by the Illinois Environmental Council on January 15  to introduce the ordinance to the Committee on Finance. Friends of […]

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