Chicago is a food city but more than that, it’s a city filled with people looking to help each other. For this episode, we featured five different organizations and individuals who’ve made it their mission to help others in our community.
Naper Nuts and Sweets: Dominique Martucci launched Operation Caramel Corn in an effort to provide a piece of home for our military men and women overseas. To learn more about Operation Caramel Corn and how you can get involved, please visit www.napernutsandsweets.com
Chicago’s Community Kitchens: This 14 week culinary training program helps the unemployed get back on their feet. Participants don’t just learn knife skills, they learn life skills. Click here to learn more.
Opportunity Knocks: Through the Knock Out Pickles life shop, this organization provides job training and a sense of community for adults with developmental disabilities. To learn how to get involved or where you can get your hands on some Knock Out Pickles of your own, visit www.opportunityknocksnow.org
Felix’s Famous Cookies: Felix is one sweet 10 year old and has turned his grandma’s cookies into a lucrative business. To honor her memory, he donates proceeds to a different charity every month. To learn more, visit www.felixsfamouscookies.com
Humble Hearts: Carol Boyd has dedicated her life to helping those living on the streets of Chicago. She knows firsthand how hard it can be – she was once homeless herself. To learn more about Carol’s story and how you can help, visit www.humbleheartsfoundation.org