Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People
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Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People

Jessica Romanowski of Care Kitchen Chicago

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Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People

Writer, editor, and Soup & Bread founder Martha Bayne hosts conversations with folks on the front lines of food during the global health crisis. Hear from real people in Chicago and beyond about how they're handling feeding their families, neighbors, and communities during one of the most difficult times to do so. Plus: Recipes!

THIS WEEK'S GUEST: Jessica Romanowski of Care Kitchen Chicago

Jessica Romanowski wants to nourish, fuel, comfort, and pleasure through food. Earlier this year she had plans to build an urban farm and feeding kitchen to support her community, which happens to have very few food options, however COVID-19 has transported her to a space where she is now filling that need in a slightly different way. Prior to the pandemic and shutdown she was a bartender at The Hideout, and holds certifications in food handling and sustainable urban agriculture.

Care Kitchen Chicago is a 100% free care package program for anyone who needs it, based on availability, for folks living in Garfield Park and its surrounding communities who are now facing food insecurity because of the state-mandated shut down, unemployment spike, and public health crisis. With support from personal and community donations CKC has been feeding individuals and families who are sick, immune-compromised, disabled, or just plain hungry and stressed about how they are going to access their next meal since mid-March. Now, two months later, Care Kitchen Chicago has a team of over fifteen volunteers, including a web and marketing team, and has safely prepared and delivered over 1,000 meals to Chicagoans that need them and is closing in on restaurant partnership to raise the frequency of deliveries. It is part of a larger initiative to build a social enterprise and radical experimental model for a food business offering a pay-what-you-can option, while still serving foods that are locally, ethically, and sustainably sourced

YOUR HOST: Martha Bayne

Martha Bayne is an independent writer and editor based in Chicago. She is the editor of several books including, most recently, the Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook, and the author of the Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time, a narrative cookbook drawn from the Soup & Bread community meal project she founded and has helped run at the Hideout since 2009. More at

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