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Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition

A coalition of autonomous mutual aid groups in Chicago and Cook County, working together to cultivate food sovereignty and autonomy for all people in all communities!

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Goal

This fundraising campaign is in alignment with the Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition (CFSC) to direct financial support to the mutual aid grou... Read more

$2,881.14 USD of $100,000 USD raised (3%)

Starts at$5 USD

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Transportation sponsor

We do our best to procure food through food rescue efforts. This means we rescue viable and quality food that grocery stores or food distributors w... Read more

$100 USD of $3,000 USD / month raised (3%)

Starts at$25 USD / month

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Food Rescue Hubs Support

Supporting the needs of this CFSC food rescue hubs, including: - Expanding CFSC's work out of the Central and NW hubs in Chicago. - Installing walk... Read more

$138.75 USD of $6,000 USD / month raised (2%)

Starts at$25 USD / month

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What is Beet Street? Beet Street is a collaborative project that was coordinated by a Food Insecurity Mutual Aid Group hosted through the Chicagola... Read more

$400 USD of $15,000 USD raised (3%)

Starts at$5 USD

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition.

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To support neighbors who wish to use their cars or bikes to support CFSC efforts

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To support volunteers and their capacity to participate in food sovereignty

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To support Beet Street Zine productions

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To share funds across the Chicagoland mutual aid and solidarity communities

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To continue to support our North West food rescue hub with rent, equipment and food.

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To continue to support our central food rescue hub with rent, equipment and food.

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To provide more access to trucking transportation across the CFSC coalition.

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To establish mobile food and free stores to bring resources to those unable to access fixed food ...

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To bolster food sovereignty efforts on the Southside

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Bennett Smith

$13,891 USD since Feb 2021

2
Lucy Parsons Labs

$3,418.05 USD since Apr 2021

3
Northwest Side Solidarity Network

$3,000 USD since Dec 2021

4
Miranda Larson

$1,912 USD since Aug 2022

5
Anonymous Amy

$1,600 USD since Jan 2022

6
Aviva D Stein

$1,115 USD since Sep 2022

7
Joel Krass

$775 USD since May 2022

8
Anna Grant-Bolton

$500 USD since Jan 2022

9
Adina Lee

$450 USD since Feb 2022

10
Incognito

$420 USD since Apr 2022

Organizations

1
Chicago Food Policy Action Council

$175,000 USD since Sep 2022

2
Chicago Region Food System Fund

$140,000 USD since Aug 2022

3
CFPAC

$120,000 USD since May 2021

4
Southwest Collective

$11,000 USD since Feb 2022

5
The Love Fridge

$2,500 USD since May 2021

6
Lucy Parsons Labs

$1,842.75 USD since Mar 2021

7
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC

$1,000 USD since Dec 2021

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Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition is all of us

Our contributors 49

Thank you for supporting Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition.

Bennett Smith

Core Contributor

$13,891 USD

Cosmos Ray

Admin

$351 USD

Love, joy and liberation for all!

Heather Nichols

Admin

$110 USD

Maria M

Core Contributor

Moses

Admin

Chicago Food ...

$175,000 USD

Chicago Regio...

$140,000 USD

CFPAC

$120,000 USD

Southwest Col...

Food Rescue Hubs Support

$11,000 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Chicagoland Food Sovere...

Credit from Adina Lee to Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition

+$50.00USD
Completed
Contribution #595697
Financial contribution to Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Co...

Credit from Joel Krass to Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition

+$75.00USD
Completed
Contribution #594876
-$80.00 USD
Paid
Charge #108952
compost
$
Today’s balance

$206,028.43 USD

Total raised

$443,523.60 USD

Total disbursed

$237,495.17 USD

Estimated annual budget

$346,459.23 USD

About



 Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition (CFSC)

CFSC is a coalition of Chicago and Cook County autonomous mutual aid groups working together to create food sovereignty for all of our communities while disrupting the current and unjust food system. 

We know that the current local and national food systems are based on waste, profit and food apartheid. The over-industrialized food system is predicated upon and necessitates harm in order to function. Not only is it unjust but it is also futile.

CFSC's methods include standing in solidarity with our neighbors and listening to them for solutions, rescuing viable and high-quality foods and redistributing them to our communities, growing food, composting, creating "free stores" for communities access food, delivering food to neighbors who are unable to leave their homes, creating co-ops, redistributing wealth to support infrastructure and other resources needed to effectively dismantle the current unjust food systems and reimagine community-based food systems of food sovereignty and autonomy. 


Our team

Bennett Smith

Core Contributor

Cosmos Ray

Admin
Love, joy and liberation for all!

Maria M

Core Contributor

Moses

Admin