End Hunger / Project notes + updates

End Hunger

A drive to end hunger was not top of mind when we launched this foundation, but the economic struggles and challenges resulting from the global pandemic, and then a chance partnership with Kevin Bacon, changed everything for us! Our focus on hunger ranges on local challenges in our beloved Chicago to a global understanding of…

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Operation Fierce Kindness: Our 2021 projects (regularly updated)

What follows is our evolving project list for calendar year 2021, otherwise known as Operation Fierce Kindness. These projects are centered around our four foundational pillars: literacy, dementia/Alzheimer’s, animal rescue, and crisis relief, as well as our #ChicagoStrong program (of which several of these projects will overlap). This post will update as projects are added,…

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Stunting: The First One Thousand Days


After donating roughly $14,000 towards hunger relief efforts in 2020, I realized I didn’t know enough about this issue, understood the real scope of the problem, or grasped the true roadblocks that make solving food insecurity difficult. My goal this year is to dive into learning and understanding more about the issue. As to our…

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We did it! Supporting our first responders!

We worked in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation to support their Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service campaign! We raised $1,130 by our goal date of April 12, 2020 — and the Schnick Family Foundation matched your donations up to $1,000. Thank you for helping support our heroes! Of course, everyone knows Lt. Dan Taylor, the…

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Supporting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund

So many Americans have had employment hours cut, are currently furloughed, or have lost their jobs/sources of income entirely and are gravely in need of assistance with even the most basic human necessities such as food, cleaning supplies, diapers, and personal care products. We want to help, and we know that many of our friends,…

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