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.
July 25, 2019
Last month students from Ray Elementary School, along with former Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, made history when they took a trip to the Chicago City Hall to present their ordinance to ban polystyrene use in Chicago restaurants. As part of their Pilot Light Food Advocacy Project, 6th grade science teacher Vicki Drewa and her students […]Read More