Shop sustainably, save paper, support partners.

Bring your own bag to shop at the Dill Pickle and use the nickel saved to support the work of aligned local organizations!

Q1 Partners (JULY-SEPT 2019)

LSNA  (Leaders Shaping Neighborhood Action) is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models for engagement as the catalyst for social justice— organizing around issues in housing, immigration, education, youth, leadership, and health & wellness.

LSNA (Leaders Shaping Neighborhood Action) is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models for engagement as the catalyst for social justice— organizing around issues in housing, immigration, education, youth, leadership, and health & wellness.


The  FCWA  is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food. The coalition is organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain— fighting for a food system that is healthy, local, sustainable, humane, and fair.

The FCWA is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food. The coalition is organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain— fighting for a food system that is healthy, local, sustainable, humane, and fair.

ICIRR  is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society by working with member organizations on programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community of Illinois.

ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society by working with member organizations on programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community of Illinois.

 

Q4 Partners (APRIL-JUNE 2019)

Altgeld-Sawyer Corner Farm  is a gathering place, a classroom, an outdoor laboratory, an art gallery, and a much-needed green space in our neighborhood aiming to cultivate not just a garden, but a community. Volunteers work in partnership with Christopher House on youth programming and shared harvests.

Altgeld-Sawyer Corner Farm is a gathering place, a classroom, an outdoor laboratory, an art gallery, and a much-needed green space in our neighborhood aiming to cultivate not just a garden, but a community. Volunteers work in partnership with Christopher House on youth programming and shared harvests.

Nature’s Farm Camp  is a sleepaway experience for urban youth, offering a safe yet challenging environment to discover, grow, do, and make while enjoying the great outdoors. Helping to run a farm, campers experience a lifestyle that is simple, rugged, and exciting– filled with movement and fun fueled by good food.

Nature’s Farm Camp is a sleepaway experience for urban youth, offering a safe yet challenging environment to discover, grow, do, and make while enjoying the great outdoors. Helping to run a farm, campers experience a lifestyle that is simple, rugged, and exciting– filled with movement and fun fueled by good food.

Spudnik Press Cooperative  is a community-based art center founded on the premise that art should be accessible and democratic. This fund supports the repair and upgrade of the equipment shared by the hundreds of youth and adult artists who work in the West Town studio.

Spudnik Press Cooperative is a community-based art center founded on the premise that art should be accessible and democratic. This fund supports the repair and upgrade of the equipment shared by the hundreds of youth and adult artists who work in the West Town studio.


q3 partners (Jan-mar 2019)

Rooted in growing food,  UCG  cultivates nourishing environments that support health, economic development, healing, and creativity through urban agriculture— with programs including the Fresh Moves mobile market, youth employment, workshops, and policy initiatives.

Rooted in growing food, UCG cultivates nourishing environments that support health, economic development, healing, and creativity through urban agriculture— with programs including the Fresh Moves mobile market, youth employment, workshops, and policy initiatives.

Somos (We Are) Logan Square  is on the front lines of the fight against the continued gentrification of our neighborhood, engaging with development and zoning issues, tenants’ rights and eviction cases, and action for affordable housing.

Somos (We Are) Logan Square is on the front lines of the fight against the continued gentrification of our neighborhood, engaging with development and zoning issues, tenants’ rights and eviction cases, and action for affordable housing.

ISPC  believes that health care is a human right and envisions a system that is publicly financed and privately delivered— a system that uses money wisely, covers all medically necessary care, and lets individuals choose their own providers. The co-op’s collective donation will be made in memory of Jim Rhodes.

ISPC believes that health care is a human right and envisions a system that is publicly financed and privately delivered— a system that uses money wisely, covers all medically necessary care, and lets individuals choose their own providers. The co-op’s collective donation will be made in memory of Jim Rhodes.


Q2 Partners (OCT-DEC 2018)

The Illinois Stewardship Alliance  cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.

The Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Action for Healthy Kids  mobilizes school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.

Action for Healthy Kids mobilizes school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.

West Town Bikes  fosters and serves Chicago's growing bicycling community and educates youth with a focus on underserved populations.

West Town Bikes fosters and serves Chicago's growing bicycling community and educates youth with a focus on underserved populations.


Q1 Partners (JULy-SEPT 2018)

AUA  is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area.

AUA is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area.

LUCHA  advances housing as a human right and works to ensure that residents have access to resources which enable their households to thrive.

LUCHA advances housing as a human right and works to ensure that residents have access to resources which enable their households to thrive.

ICIRR  works with member organizations on programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community of Illinois.

ICIRR works with member organizations on programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community of Illinois.

 

NICKELS ADD UP!

Since our new store opening in September, our customers brought 71,912 of their own bags to shop the co-op-- passing along $3,595.60 in savings to support the work of our community partners:

$1,372.10
Logan Square Neighborhood Association

$1,186.80
Northwest Food Partners Network

$1,036.70
Center for Changing Lives

Lissette of the Center for Changing Lives   ,    Norma of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, and Rebecca of La Casa Norte   '   s Northwest Food Partners Network.

Lissette of the Center for Changing Lives, Norma of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, and Rebecca of La Casa Norte's Northwest Food Partners Network.

 

NOMINATIONS 

This program is now on a quarterly rotation (every 3 months), supporting 12 partner organizations annually. Recipients are selected based on alignment with the co-op’s Ends and impact within our local food system, immediate community, or the wider solidarity economy. To nominate a local organization, contact community@dillpickle.coop.