Slow Food USA created the National Resilience Fund to give direct financial support to vital businesses and workers in community-based food systems, through local Slow Food chapters and working groups. We caught up with some of the first and second round grantees, which focused on local community initiatives and black-led initiatives.
One is hidden in the alley behind a used bookstore. Another is tucked in the corner of a Mexican-Korean fusion restaurant. A third is proudly displayed along the sidewalk near a local art gallery. Most are on the South Side of Chicago, some on the West Side, and a few are scattered throughout the middle.