Why a Navigator?
The Community Food Navigator is community-powered and addresses challenges we face in the food system, such as accessing land, water, infrastructure, and funding. It is also a safe space for growers, producers, and organizers to share information, create community, and expand their work alongside others within the food system.
Chicagoans growing and producing food in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities are the heart of our local food system. We need better access to knowledge, resources, support, and connections. These are necessary for creating and making use of opportunities for sustainable funding, tools, and operations.