Englewood, Chicago, IL

Upcoming Let's Talk Food Classes

Englewood! We’re returning after an extended hiatus with our annual Total Detox Challenge. This year’s challenge goes beyond healthy eating. We will commit to loving and nurturing our total bodies, minds and souls.

Information Session

Join us to learn how our detox solutions will help heal your systems, strengthen your body, calm your mind, and nourish your soul. We will share the new resources, apps, and instructors we have put together to support you during your healing journey. After the presentation, you will know exactly how to shop and prepare for this year’s Total Detox Challenge. The Challenge will run February 1 - February 28, as we commit to supporting each other in making healthier lifestyle choices. We will have an opportunity to share some of our Challenge successes and setbacks, during a special feast and celebratory event on March 1st.

Event Date: 

THURSDAY | JANUARY 25, 2018 | 5:30 PM

Registration is required. 

Register here. 

Location:

Volunteers of America, Illinois
Main Class Room 
6002 South Halstead Street | Chicago, IL 60621

Download the flier for more details here. 


As we prepare to launch our 2018 Total Detox Challenge, please join us for a special evening with celebrity speaker Terry Mason, MD, FACS. In his talk, Food: The Cause and Cure for Chronic Disease, Dr. Mason will share the latest cutting-edge research linking obesity to certain cancers and all forms of chronic disease.

You don’t want to miss this lifechanging event! Come learn how specific dietary habits may be keeping you sick, tired and worn down, and get the information and tools you need to protect your health.

Event Date: 

THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | 5:30 PM

Registration is required. 

Register here. 

Location: 

Volunteers of America, Illinois
Main Class Room 
6002 South Halstead Street | Chicago, IL 60621

Download the flier for more details here. 


Englewood Community Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant

Whole Cities Foundation and Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) have partnered with the Greater Englewood community to offer the second annual Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. This opportunity awards $2,000-$8,000 for projects that grow the local food system and increase access to fresh, healthy food in Greater Englewood. 

Grant Selection Process

In June 2017, twelve organizations applied for the Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. 

For the first time, Englewood residents had a real say and a central role in the grant-making process in their own neighborhood.  R.A.G.E., Whole Cities Foundation, and a Task Force of Englewood leaders, including elected representatives, entrepreneurs, church leaders, academics, and health advocates, collaborated on an innovative community voting process that put the power in the hands of the people of Englewood.  

The Task Force selected seven finalists to move into the community voting round. During the months of August and September, the Greater Englewood community cast their votes for their top three favorite organizations, and the following five groups were awarded. 

Meet our Englewood Community Partners

         
 Imagine Englewood If    
 Community Garden 
 

      
Growing Power      
Mobile Market
 

   
I Grow Chicago
Community Garden 
 

        

Southwest Federation Block Clubs        
Bucket Gardening 
 

  
Zanjabil Gardens                           
Community Garden