Recipes, cooking, and food education for the community
 
 

Our Mission:

EMPOWER THOUGH FOOD.

Native Tongue Magazine is a free resource and food magazine that promotes food literacy through tailored recipes, cooking techniques, and educational content.

 
 
 
 

Our Belief:

Everyone Deserves Access to Food Education

Over 600,000 people are affected by food insecurity in Chicago. Food insecurity is complex and affects people from all walks of life.

Food education and literacy is often unavailable in Chicago's underserved communities. Food literacy is understanding the framework of food and the many details that come with it:

  • How should we cook food?
  • Who sells healthy food?
  • Where does my food come from?
  • What are healthy foods?

We help educate the community by providing valuable information about healthy eating, showcase delicious recipes that feature affordable and accessible foods, and spotlight community heroes and organizations making a difference through food.

Native Tongue is digitally distributed at no cost. We partner with schools and community centers to donate print copies.

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We believe that everyone deserves a chance to eat healthy. Our magazine provides recipes and food education through affordable, accessible and healthy foods.

Food is an universal language - a Native Tongue - that everyone should be able to speak.


 
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500+

Issues distributed

Each issue contains affordable and convenient recipes, kitchen guides, and features individuals and organizations making a difference through food.

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2+

Years serving the community

For 2 years, we have distributed magazines through schools and community centers, held cooking demos, hosted a food cycle expo, and we plan to keep growing.

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3000+

People reached

Every person who brings home a copy of Native Tongue has the chance to positively impact their family through cooking lessons and healthy recipes that we provide.

 
 

 
 
 
 

Our Partners:

Committed to Tackling Food Inscurity.

Our partners are changemakers, and they're great at what they do. We partner with the finest organizations who are committed to creating positive impact within Chicago communities. 

They share the belief that every individual, deserves the right to a healthy lifestyle.

 
 
 

 
 

GET INVOLVED WITH NATIVE TONGUE

SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES, SHOUT OUT COMMUNITY HEROES, AND BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT.


Get Your copy

Experience food and culture with Native Tongue. Our pages are filled with delicious recipes and community stories.

Volunteer 

Have a recipe or story? Great with photography? Are you a marketing guru? We could use your help. Sign up to volunteer.

Make a Donation

With your donation, we're able to print more magazines and reach more people in our community.