What is our mission?
Chronic malnutrition should not exist in a country that spends as much money as America does, yet roughly 10% of individuals in the US reside within food insecure circumstances. Our mission at Nourish is to assist in alleviating anxiety and concerns from individuals in our community that are struggling to get meals on a regular basis.
Nourish Chicago is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that leverages relationships with grocery outlets to obtain nonsalable foods or other materials that would typically be discarded at a discounted cost to prepare meal kits for food banks, community centers, and other similar not-for-profit charitable organizations throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Nourish Chicago participates in educational events and seminars to provide contextual knowledge regarding the systemic issues surrounding chronic malnutrition and the steps we as a society can take to reduce its prevalence throughout the country.
Partner with grocery outlets, place orders for food near sell-by dates and non-saleable produce that would have otherwise been discarded at a discount
Utilize the ingredients obtained to prepare meal kits for distribution at partner food banks and community centers throughout the greater Chicagoland area
Monitor inventory levels at partner food banks and community centers to ensure our meal kits are getting into the hands and stomachs that need them most
Where does your money go?
Primarily, donations will be utilized to obtain quality foods from grocery outlets that would have otherwise been discarded at a fraction of the cost.
Donations may be utilized to store an overflow of food products if inventory levels exceed our facility’s capacity.
Donations may be utilized to finance food preparation if inventory levels exceed our facility’s capacity and it is slowing down distribution.
Donations may be utilized to finance distribution if finished goods inventory becomes unable to transport efficiently.
Questions, comments, concerns. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear from you.