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

 

April 12, 2019

By PilotLight

Envisioning a Food Educated Chicago

Last month, Pilot Light welcomed representatives from partner organizations to The Future of Food Education, a breakfast designed to foster conversations and visioning around a food educated Chicago. Hosted at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and in partnership with its Community Programs Accelerator, guests from more than 20 organizations participated, including Growing Home, Common

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March 10, 2019

By PilotLight

Growing our Partnership with the University of Chicago

  Pilot Light’s partnership with the University of Chicago continues to grow!  With thanks to Advisory Board members Dr. Deb Burnet and Dr. Mike Quinn, we are the proud recipients of a grant from the Institution for Translational Medicine at the University of Chicago.  Through the $60,000 grant ($18,250 of which will directly support Pilot

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January 24, 2019

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Awarded the Chicago Housing Consulting Services Grant

  Yesterday, Pilot Light was among fellow Chicago non-profits attending the Embracing Youth Opportunities Award ceremony. Pilot Light is excited to be the recipient of the Chicago Housing Consulting Services grant, providing $5000 to help extend food education programs.   With the support from the Chicago Housing Consulting Services grant, Pilot Light will extend its “Love

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January 16, 2019

By PilotLight

goop Features Pilot Light

Pilot Light is featured in the goop Guide to Volunteering.

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August 23, 2018

By PilotLight

Chicago Chefs Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel cook-off for the Feed Your Mind Gala Auction Winner

On July 28 Pilot Light co-founders Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel spent the evening delighting guests as they cooked a private meal for the Feed Your Mind Gala previous year’s auction winner. The chefs rolled-up their sleeves to create a BBQ feast for the winner and guests. Chef Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality

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August 1, 2018

By PilotLight

Growing Together: Bass Elementary commits to growing it’s community garden with support from the Englewood Quality of Life Fund

Pilot Light is pleased to be the recipient of the Englewood Quality of Life Fund, which is providing $1800 to help support developing the community garden at Bass Elementary School in the 2018-2019 school year. The community garden project was brought to life at the On the Table event the past May. Pilot Light chefs

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July 19, 2018

By PilotLight

Crispy Zucchini Blossoms

Ingredients ⅔ cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 3 leaves fresh basil, minced 2 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese 2 tbsp. cold water 2 eggs, beaten 3 cups oil, for frying 12 zucchini blossoms Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, basil and Parmesan cheese. Mix in water and eggs

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July 11, 2018

By PilotLight

Beyond the Classroom and On the Table

Pilot Light is excited to be the recipient of the Acting Up awards, one of 37 grants from The Chicago Community Trust’s fifth annual On the Table forum. The On the Table forum took place in May 2018, wherein Pilot Light and other organizations gathered with Chicago residents for one day to engage in meaningful

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July 6, 2018

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm to School Grant to Expand Healthy High School Lunch Program

Pilot Light is excited to announce that we are a recipient of a 2018 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Farm to School Implementation Grant, which supports programs bringing local foods into schools. Pilot Light was awarded $60,055, which will be used to expand our food education and experience program from

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July 5, 2018

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm to School Grant to Expand Healthy High School Lunch Program

Pilot Light is excited to announce that we are a recipient of a 2018 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Farm to School Implementation Grant, which supports programs bringing local foods into schools. Pilot Light was awarded $60,055, which will be used to expand our food education and experience program from

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