Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation

Founded in March of 1990 by Beverly D. Decker, Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation began its operations out of a Catholic Charities building located at 2380 S. Halsted, on Chicagos south side. CAHF was then supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to a network of more than 125 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. In two short years of operating, CAHF became solvent and was now looking to expand its scope of service. In 1994 the organization implemented certified training in safe food handling and sanitation for member agency staff and volunteers. In 1997 CAHF moved to its current facility located at 4345 W. Division on Chicagos Westside. 1999 saw the opening of Olivers Kitchen, an innovative culinary job training institute. The Oliver's Kitchen program incorporates a holistic approach designed to promote self-sufficiency through job training and Job Placement. Today, CAHF operates on an annual budget of 2 million dollars, with 90 percent going directly for food and related services. CAHF distributes 3 million l

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