Charitable Partners

Bringing Fresh Food While Reusing Space: e.a.t. spots

Everywhere we turn it seems like one dilapidated and forgotten house, shopping center or road is being torn up and pulled down. In these vacant spaces, seemingly overnight, new structures pop up – structures that are near replicas of their lot’s previous occupant. “Why not just keep what was there and fix it,” we ask […]


Julie Smolyansky – YWCA Outstanding Leader in Global Citizenship

On October 31, Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky was recognized by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago as an Outstanding Leader at their 42nd annual Leader Luncheon titled, “Local Women. Global Impact.” Specifically, Julie was named the Outstanding Leader in Global Citizenship, thanks to her philanthropic work and dedication to advancing the cause of girls and women around […]


Breast Health Education with Bright Pink

As October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – comes to a close, we wanted to bring attention to one of our favorite breast health organizations – Chicago’s own Bright Pink. Based in our hometown, Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively […]


Celebrate United Nations Day!

Today is United Nations day, the yearly celebration (this year is the 69th!) that celebrates the establishment of the UN Charter and all of the great work that the UN does and continues to do. Even more, it’s an awesome opportunity for United Nations Association members and chapters in the U.S. (the UNA-USA) to inform […]


Chicago Food Day

Last week we discussed World Food Day, the globally-recognized holiday that celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Today we’re talking about a subject a little closer to our home – Chicago Food Day! This year, we’ll be celebrating at the Daley Center plaza with loads of local businesses […]


World Food Day 2014

Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth   Today is World Food Day, a globally-recognized holiday that celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It was first held on October 16, 1981 and since has been used to spread awareness of not only the agency, but of […]


WBEZ Chicago Chef Challenge

Foodies, listen up: WBEZ’s 7th annual Chicago Chef Battle is back! This year, five of Chicago’s finest chefs will stretch their culinary creativity by cooking up dishes using delicious craft cider from Michigan’s Virtue Cider. They will be vying for your vote to win awesome WBEZ prizes and the coveted title of Supreme Chef. It’s […]


Lifeway Flavor Lab: Chicago Ideas Week

  The Lifeway Flavor Lab will be up and running again next week for Chicago Ideas Week, the city-wide series of events, seminars, and labs that “brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect, and activate the city of Chicago and beyond.” As with years past, we’re super excited to see […]


Charity Miles is so #MotherCulture

Our friend Gene is the founder of Charity Miles, an app we frequently partner with to raise money for worthy causes through physical activity. He even won a Webby this week for his incredible work. Plus, he met Doge at the ceremony! Below is a quick Q&A with Gene about fitness and #MotherCulture. Enjoy, and […]