What we Do
The Grow Your Groceries Grow Kit program provides reusable fabric grow bags, soil, seeds or a seedling, and educational support in classrooms, at community events, and farms stands. We currently offer one, three, five, and ten gallon bags.
Check out our event page to find out where you can get one! https://www.chicagogrowsfood.org/gardening-events-calendar/
Distribute Grow Kits and Install Home Gardens to Chicago communities facing food insecurity.
Provide online and offline learning resources for new and experienced gardeners.
Build community among home gardeners to generate long-lasting social relationships.
Offer at-home and classroom gardening activities to engage in hands-on learning.
From Box to School
What We Do & Aim To Accomplish!
The coronavirus, responsible for COVID-19, affected communities throughout the entire world both directly by causing illness and death and indirectly by exacerbating difficult socioeconomic circumstances for many. As one of the national hotspots in the United States, the city and suburbs of Chicago faced a high case count with a disproportionate number of fatal cases impacting black and brown communities who were already experiencing ongoing crises from health disparities, poverty, and racism before this new crisis began. COVID-19 is simply made hard situations worse and creating new struggles as well.
With so many residents having been stuck at home and local food insecurity on the rise, CGF, a group of food growers based in Chicagoland, have chosen to do hopeful work in a serious time. We have created a food garden relief effort, the Grow Your Groceries Campaign, which aims to equip our neighbors in hard hit zip codes with the tools and materials they need to start growing healthy food at home right now.