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Mission Statement

The Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation is dedicated to alleviating hunger in metropolitan Chicago through the distribution of quality food, education, training and advocacy.


Since 1990 Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation (CAHF) has been feeding the metropolitan Chicago area healthy, Grade A food. Today CAHF serves an average of 150,000 hungry people each month. Through our efforts, many children, seniors and other family members are able to eat 3.6 million meals each year.
CAHF supplies only high-quality fruit, vegetables, protein, and staples to 160 member agencies including food pantries, emergency shelters, and soup kitchens, day care and adult care programs throughout Chicagoland. Additionally, the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation will not accept or distribute any food that has been deemed unfit for sale. We strongly believe in honoring the dignity of all our neighbors, and provide food of the same quality and value anyone deserves. In response to the Wefare Reform Act, Oliver's Kitchen was founded. Accredited through the Illinois State Board of Education and the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Oliver's Kitchen, a 12-week culinary training program, prepares students for a career in the food service industry. Offered to unemployed, under-employed, welfare-to-work, and other economically disadvantaged individuals, Oliver's Kitchen trains its students in up-scale food preparation, pantry skills, kitchen To end poverty and hunger, we must work together. In October 2006, CAHF took the initial steps to bring together basic human need providers working on the Westside of Chicago. The Westside Providers Network is a consortium of over 80 basic human need providers serving the Westside of Chicago. The network includes social service agencies, government assistance programs, churches, and universities.
The group's immediate goals are to use its collective talents and relationships to provide services to those in need in the most timely and responsive manner possible and to disseminate information on activities, opportunities, and actions of relevance to the Westside community. The group's long-term goals include: community organizing to address systemic poverty issues, connecting with other coalitions and initiatives throughout Chicago, and developing community-wide collaborations for the betterment of the Westside. We are working towards these goals by recruiting new member agencies, utilizing technology to share resources, bringing the network together to meet and learn, and developing committees based on member interest.



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