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Better Food for Children Contest
The Organic School Project is joining Jack Johnson on his 2010 To the Sea World Concert Tour in an effort to green touring practices and raise awareness for local non-profits!  We will be dancing the night away at his July 24th concert and would like to invite YOU to join in the fun!

If you have a brilliant idea that will help change the way America’s school system feeds our children, then join the Organic School Project’s BETTER FOOD FOR CHILDREN contest and be entered to win a FREE ticket to see Jack Johnson LIVE in concert on July 24th, 2010 at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI!!

How does it work?
We want to know how you think the school lunch system should be changed in order to provide food that is better for our children, our community and the environment!
Share with us your ideas, opinions or success stories and send your 250 word response to:
Email Address:
Email Subject: Better Food for Children Contest
Deadline: July 11, 2010
Please include your contact information: name, phone number, email address, physical address. (We will not share any of your information with others).

The winning response will be posted on the Organic School Project’s official blog and the winner will receive a FREE ticket to see the show!

The results will be announced July 18, 2010 and the winner’s ticket will be sent via overnight mail on July 19, 2010.

What are you waiting for? As Jack Johnson would say, “Where have all the good people gone?”  Let’s show him!

Learn more about the live concert at:

Past Events

Organic School Project’s Fall Harvest

November 20, 2009 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
At Leslie Hall
1111 North Wells Street / Chicago IL

Because the bounty of autumn is upon us and Organic School Project is now guiding over 120 young Chicagoans each week in harvesting the organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs they grew in their school gardens, we are hosting a celebration of the season with a community meal.

Dishes featuring harvest time ingredients like ripe local pumpkins, organic squashes, or the cabbage and Brussels sprouts just coming into season will be created by chefs John Chiakulas of Foodlife, Eric Young of Scoozi!, and James Gottwald and Amanda Downing of Rockit Bar & Grill. The children and families Organic School Project serves will share this meal with area aldermen, senators, key constituents, and like-minded organizations.

Funds raised at the event will support Organic School Project’s Grow Teach Feed After School program, which reaches over 120 urban youth at three Chicago Public Schools in 1st through 8th grade by growing gardens with them, educating them about nutrition and the environment, and feeding them wholesome foods as snacks and ingredients for cooking lessons.


February 19, 2009 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.
At Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew Pub
3535 N Clark Ave / Chicago IL / 60657

Ten professional chefs and fifteen culinary amateurs (chosen by submission – register below) battle it out for the “MACdaddy” title. Three hundred to five hundred guests get a taste of some of the best “mac” they will ever encounter. And a panel of three local and/or national celebrity judges plus a fourth student-judge will choose the winner. The winning recipe will be featured on the OSP school lunch menu.

The evening will include appetizers and desserts, avant-garde entertainment, live music, a few surprises and the chance to mingle with Chicago’s most celebrated chefs and personalities.

$50 in advance / $75 at the door