Fresh Produce Pop-Up Pantry Project
A portion of our work is dedicated to being a local source of free fresh produce for those in need. We believe poor and marginalized members of the community deserve access to healthy food. Every season, a field of crops is designated towards the Fresh Produce Pop-Up Pantry Project, which is a monthly produce give-away sponsored by Chi City Foods and Chicago LGBTQ community organizations.
Fresh Produce Pop-Up Pantry Project details:
Last Thursday of the month in July, August, September & October
Chi City Foods donates 25 bags of produce valued at $800
Sponsoring organizations contribute $200 annually towards transportation & supplies
Organizations provide space, staff/volunteers, and recruit participants
Chi City Foods handles delivery, set-up, and a one-time volunteer training
Neighborhood Farm Stands
CCF provides fresh produce at accessible rates in the neighborhoods where our farm stands are located, bringing farmers market fresh produce to poor and marginalized communities.
Education & training available:
Chi City Foods seeks to be a farm and eco-campus that provides hands-on training in urban agriculture issues and skills. We aim to create space for marginalized groups to restore the knowledge and skills that were lost due to colonization and oppression. CCF teaches community members how to feed themselves on the path towards healthy self-determined and sustaining communities.
WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS
DAB Consulting offers training sessions rooted in Popular Education, or education for critical consciousness raising techniques, that are designed to empower people who feel marginalized socially and politically to take control of their own learning to effect social change.
Organizing Skills for Beginners
Organizing Strategies for Black Liberation
Popular Education as a Practice of Freedom
The School to Prison Pipeline and the Rise of the PIC
Untangling Gender & Sexuality: LGBT 10
Past organizing & social justice workshop topics include:
Advanced Organizing Skills
All about the T in LGBT: Trans 101
Diversity isn’t Enough: Resisting Racism in the Workplace
Eating Social Change:Food Justice for Beginners
Facilitation & Popular Education Skills
Intro to Restorative Justice & Circle Keeping
Past youth organizing topics include:
The Grey Zone: Boundaries and Relationship Building for Youth workers
Positive Youth Development & Youth Leadership Training
Unpacking Adultism for Youth Workers and Adult Allies
We look forward to bringing over a decade of experience in youth development, community organizing, workshop development, and popular education trainings to create a consultation experience that's right for you.
Developing Organizing Models & Campaigns
Professional Development Plans for Youth Workers
Professional Development Plans for Organizers,
Social Justice Curriculum Development
Past consultation topics include:
Applying Anti Racist Principles in the Workplace
Applying Social Justice Models to Youth Work
Crafting Mission & Values Statement
Many sessions can be experienced via live webinar. Using video conferencing technology participants from across the country can engage the content virtually with live interaction from DAB facilitators.